On the Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart web site, you can share a happy story about your pet and, by doing so, enter a sweepstakes to win a year’s worth of groceries and a $50,000 donation to a pet charity, courtesy of Purina. Plus, for every tale you share, Kroger will donate $1, up to $25,000, to animal welfare organizations nationwide. 

One of those animal welfare organizations is the Humane Society of Delaware County (HSDC) in Delaware, Ohio. On their events page, HSDC asks everyone to post their story on the Purina Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart Facebook page until November 2, 2011. HSDC will receive $1 for each posting. 

Purina and Kroger will donate $5,000 to HSDC during 2011. The shelter also has a 1 in 20 chance (20 welfare groups are competing) of winning $50,000. The Grand Prize winner of the sweepstakes will help determine which group receives the $50,000 due to their location. Purina and Kroger will decide which group wins the $50,000 based upon the shelter’s proximity to the sweepstakes winner’s city of residence. So for all of us here in Central Ohio who enter, HSDC would be the big winner if we won.

You can find HSDC on Facebook HERE. Their Volunteer Page on Facebook is HERE.

To view all of the animal welfare groups competing for the $50,000, please go HERE

I was also pleasantly surprised to learn that the Humane Society of Delaware County has a barn cat rescue program. This is a newly created program that traps, sterilizes, vaccinates, and re-homes feral, semi-feral, or even friendly cats that just prefer outdoor living to safe places. Sadly, these cats are often the targets of abuse. To find out more about this awesome program, go HERE.

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