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'Like' pets on Facebook and help save homeless animals

'Like' pets on Facebook and help save homeless animals

by Susan Wyatt

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KING5.com

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 4 at 10:59 AM

If you "like" pets, you can help save homeless animals.

The Share a Pic, Save a Pet app for Facebook, created by non-profit PetSmart Charities and powered by Adopt-a-Pet.com, aims to drive public awareness and increase adoptions of the nearly 8 million homeless pets in the United States.

With Share a Pic, Save a Pet you can transform your Facebook profile into a social billboard where you can alert friends, family and followers about adoptable pets in their community that need homes. The application gives you a way to ‘donate’ your profile to save pets in the community, showcasing local pets’ pictures and information about where they can be adopted.

“Adoption saves lives, and we believe this application will spark pet lovers to spread the word about the thousands of wonderful adoptable pets looking for forever homes – at the click of a button,” said Susana Della Maddalena, executive director of PetSmart Charities, Inc.

How to Use Share a Pic, Save a Pet

  • Go to http://apps.facebook.com/shareapic-saveapet/.
  • Input your ZIP code.
  • Select up to 10 adoptable dogs or cats to showcase on your profile by breed, color, size and gender.
  • Adopt-a-Pet.com’s nationwide shelter database enables Share a Pic, Save a Pet to populate your Facebook profile with photos of local pets available for adoption and links to local animal-welfare organizations where the pets are available for adoption. These pictures are shared directly to your friends’ newsfeeds and on your Facebook timeline.

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