Help Hills Click2Feed Hungry Pets Over SA

This past weekend we took the dogs swimming, for a long walk to watch the 94.7 cyclists ride through our suburb, gave them a bath and then sent an inappropriate time cuddling them on the couch (not to forget then tucking them in to their bed for ‘sleepies’).

This is the norm in our household. Sadly, it’s not the norm in all households, and its definitely not the norm in pet and animal shelters around our country.

If you, like me, feel desperately heartsore at the thought of all the dogs who go un-loved, un-fed and un-homed on a daily basis – and like me don’t know where to begin in helping them – then why not team up with Hills and Click2Feed hungry pets around South Africa.

The festive season is one of the busiest times of year at animal shelters around the country. The Hill’s #Click2Feed campaign aims to give shelter pets a yummy Hill’s Christmas dinner. To donate a nutritious meal simply like Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa on Facebook (www.hillspet.co.za/Facebook) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/HillsPetSA) and share or retweet using the #Click2Feed hashtag.

You can nominate your favourite animal welfare charity as a recipient. The total meals accumulated will be shared between the five organisations with the most nominations.

The campaign is running until 27 November so what better time to become part of a pet loving community? Get clicking and help fill hungry tummies*.

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#Click2Feed– follow @HillsPetSA, retweet this or like their Facebook page & help feed needy shelter pets http://bit.ly/1onITaO

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#Click2Feed a shelter pet a @HillspetSA Christmas dinner. Click http://bit.ly/1onITaO & help fill hungry tummies!

Hills Click 2 Feed
Hills Click 2 Feed

For more information visit www.HillsPet.co.za/Facebook or Twitter www.twitter.com/HillspetSA or www.click2feed.co.za.

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Kaal Kop 4 Cancer

You may have seen the latest magazine cover from the always classy YOU magazine in your local store, and perhaps like me you also did a double take – thinking, wow, good on you celeb – you’ve made a huge stand by promoting Cancer awareness and shaving your lovely hair. Until, upon closer inspection, you notice the word shaved is sitting very comfortably between inverted commas.

YOU Magazine

The celeb who you, for a fleeting second, had an ounce of respect for, hasn’t in fact shaved her locks, instead she’s had them photo-shopped out to promote awareness. Mind you, her plucked brows and long lashes remain perfectly intact – as does her flawless skin, pouty lips and carefree smile.

That is not the face of Cancer we all know, and quite frankly, I found the entire campaign very disrespectful, and although not malicious (I’m sure) it very clearly just wasn’t thought through properly.

I get it – we all hate Cancer – it sucks and it causes grief and sadness wherever it goes – so to promote awareness is well and good, but with that awareness needs to come action. I would have liked to have seen the money for the shoot go towards fixing up a CHOC ward, investing in new technology or going towards finding a cure. perhaps it did if so, I will eat my words.

A good friend of mine, Don Packett, has decided to take action and not just sit back and moan like me. He’s started a Twitter and YouTube campaign called “Kaal Kop 4 Cancer” and has pledged to donate R1 for every single share of his video. That means, if he gets 1 million shares, that’s 1 million Rand that will go towards research, medicine and changing the face of Cancer.

Now, Don needs to save some money for his rather expensive bird watching habit – so if you want to stand up and take action with him, check out his Twitter bio, YouTube clip and then pledge*. Every rand makes a difference.

Let’s stand up, spread the word and take action against Cancer. It CAN be beaten.

*You can also email Don to pledge, or just to ask to rub his newly shaved tennis ball fuzz. kaalkopforcancer@gmail.com

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