by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Internet
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twittercritter

Love Twitter? Like helping out pets in need of a good home? Want to be just like Kevin Nealon? No? How about Alyssa Milano? Kind of? Cool.

Celebrities from Milano to Nealon to David Cook to Care Bears On Fire (I have absolutely no idea…) have been taking advantage of a new online service from Adopt-A-Pet that allows you to “tweet” the word about adoptable pets in shelters. “TwitterACritter is a fun, easy way for people to actively save the life of a shelter pet, even if they can’t adopt one themselves or afford to donate,” says Abbie Moore, executive director of Adopt-a-Pet. “Homeless pets are powerless to promote themselves to potential adopters, so it’s up to those of us who love animals to lend a hand, and a set of thumbs, and tweet about them. In these difficult economic times, when so many pets are being relinquished to shelters, they need our help more than ever.”

Basically, this service works in the same way that the “Retweet” button in the upper left-hand corner of this posts works. Each animal has a little Twitter link that you can hit to spread the word about their page — and hopefully, hook up with a new family. Have a look here to give these furry guys some social media promotion!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.cstrescue.org Kevin Kelley

    Thank you for such a great service to these wonderful animals!