Friday, April 13, 2012

Prevent Cruelty to Animals

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month and based on the number of pet photos we receive from our customers to print on our socks we know how much love is out there for animals

We love our pets too and some of the first custom socks we printed were of our kitten shortly after he was adopted from a Los Angeles shelter.  My son was the first to spot our cat, Cameron, on my son’s 9th birthday on a visit to the shelter.  When we tried to take him home that day we were told that he wasn’t available for adoption for 3 more days.  We waited for what seemed like ages and went to the shelter first thing Saturday morning and found the same kitten right where we had left him, obviously waiting for us!  But, when we got there we didn’t know that we weren’t the first to arrive that morning.  When we pointed out the kitten we wanted to adopt, we were told by the staff that a woman had already gotten to the shelter a couple minutes before we did and she wanted our cat too. 

My heart sank as I watched my son getting choked up at the thought of not bringing home that kitten.  The other woman who went to check out some other cats before making her final decision came back and saw the dilemma unfolding.  We were told that since two people wanted the same kitten that they could hold an auction on the spot and we could bid against each other.  I could not and would not leave that shelter without that kitten!  I felt my own mama claws coming out and I was going to do whatever I had to do to get that cat!  Fortunately for us, this very understanding woman must have seen how my son’s heart was set on our cat and she said we could have him.

I’ll never forget the comments the woman made about how lucky two cats would be to have found loving homes that day.  She was right.  While we were both focused on rescuing that one special kitten, two were saved. 

Did you rescue your pet?  If so, share your story and enter our April sockprints giveaway.  Two lucky winners will receive one set of 3 custom printed no-show or crew socks.  Perfect for creating your own pet photo socks!  Enter below by telling us in a sentence or two how you rescued your pet.  Winners will be selected on April 30, 2012 at 10:00pm pst. 

While you’re at it, check out organizations like ASPCA and The Humane Society and support Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the month of April (and always)!

see related post - Now that I'm a pet owner

1 comment:

Angela M said...

Pet socks are the cutest idea ever! Just about every night my little guys are curled up on the couch by my feet, I think if they saw themselves it would freak them out and crack me up!