Well mai pals it is so close to Valentines day that we thought we simply must have a love theme for this month's event. So mai pal @javathecat suggested Love is in the Air, which is a great theme for a very special event.

I know that a lot of you have been very concerned about how the animals in Australia have been coping with the awful flooding and cyclone and now bush fires so I wanted us to be able to find a way that we could help one of the shelters over in Australia. So I had a chat with mai pal @pepismartdog and he told me that the Animal Welfare League in Queensland would be a great organisation for us to support as they have been working so hard over the past few weeks to try to help all of the animals caught up in the floods.You can read more about how they have been helping anipals over the past few weeks here.

So at the Love is in the Air #pawpawty we will be raising funds for @AWLQ, but that is only half the story because thanks to our pals @pedigreeUS we are able to help out TWO shelters this month!!

This month's shelter drawn at random is Save A Pet  GraySlake, Illinois, a great organisation who are currently responsible for the over 500 animals who may have been the subject of abuse, neglect, loss or relinquishment.  On a daily basis, Save-A-Pet faces two basic challenges rescue and education. The rescue cycle includes the process and costs of intake, vaccinations, surgeries (i.e., spay/neuter), prescription food, preventative medications, chronic illness medications (i.e., for FIV, heart murmurs, allergies, IBD, arthritis, etc.), and the emotional healing of the residents. The educational cycle includes the process and costs of rehabilitating the residents before and after adoption, as well as the costs for training adopters in preventative care and solving behavioral problems. You can read more about this great organisation on their site.

Thanks to the guys at @pedigreeUS every donation made to the Australian anipals at the #pawpawty will be matched by Pedigree who will donate the equivalent funds to Save A Pet.

Yep that's right for every $1 donated at the #pawpawty another $1 will be donated to  Save A Pet  GraySlake, Illinois.

Westminster Viewing Pawty
As if that is not enough  @pedigreeUS  will also donate an extra dollar to Save A Pet  for every anipal/person who attends an extra special event which will be held on the 15th Feb which is a special viewing / watch along party for those of you who will be tuning into the Westminster Dog Show. You can find out more about the Westminster Viewing Pawty here and we will post more details over the next few days!

So there really is a lot of Love in the Air this month, just imagine how much difference we can make to the anipals who need help in two countries.

Nominations Received for this Month's PawPawty Event
Thank you all so much for your nominations for a PawPawty Even remember you can nominate your shelter more than once and every nomination goes into the draw.

We do a random draw as there really is no other way to select the recipient, each of the shelters, charities or organisations listed below are all very deserving and I wish that we could help them all.

Guardian Angel Basset Rescue  Dwight Illinois, USA  nominated by @GABR_Bassets

MADAT  Tenerife nominated by @tenerifedogs

Concerned Citizens For Animals Spartanburg South Carolina, USA nominated by @JennyMariePhoto

ASPA Spain nominated by many non twitter friends of the shelter

Green Pets America  Woodstock, Georgia, USA nominated by @javathecat

North County Humane Society Atascadero,California, USA nominated by @flicka47

Castaway Critters  Blairsville Georgia USA nominated by @snowiewestie

Canine Cancer Foundation USA nominated by @midgethemutt

Avalon Guinea Pig Rescue Nottingham UK, nominated by @cassyandco

Helen Woodward Animal Center  Santa Fe, California , USA nominated by @perrythebirman

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary Sheffield ,UK nominated by @poppy_dog

NorCal GSP Rescue Menlo Park California, USA nominated by @norcalgsp

Bath Cats & Dogs Home, Bath UK, nominated by @marleyterrier 

Please also remember that if you shelter or charity is in the USA and helps cats or cats and dogs then you should also nominate them every month on @romeothecat 's website as he has a furpower challenge every month so it is another chance for your shelter to be in with a chance of receiving much needed funds.

Hope to see you all at the PawPawty this weekend.

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