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2011-06-27 09:07:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a longstanding supporter of pet adoption, today announces the launch of an online fundraising campaign to help more homeless pets across America find loving homes. From now through September, for each new fan that registers on BISSELL's Facebook page, the company will donate 50 cents to the Petfinder.com Foundation toward its goal of contributing $50,000 in 2011. The Petfinder.com Foundation is a 501(c)(3)...

2011-06-13 08:35:00

Executive and philanthropist makes every 'fan' count by donating $1 for every Facebook fan via a national viral campaign JOPLIN, Mo., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin today announced the launch of a national, viral, social media campaign to raise much needed funds for animal rescue efforts and disaster relief in Joplin, MO. Benjamin will donate $1 to the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO) for every Facebook fan who 'likes' the...

2011-05-20 11:58:00

Honorees include: Actress Kathryn Erbe to receive the Mutt-i-grees® Advocacy Award and Nestle Purina PetCare Company to receive the Outstanding Corporate Support Award PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, will honor several individuals, organizations, and a hero pet at its tenth annual Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon. (Logo:...

2011-05-10 09:51:00

PHOENIX, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PetSmart Charities will host a community adoption event with the goal of saving more than 200 pets in Oklahoma City, Okla. from midnight on May 13 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The Oklahoma City community adoption event will be held at the PetSmart store located at 6327 SW 3rd Street in partnership with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. The event is part of 24 community adoption events PetSmart Charities is holding with its local animal...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'