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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 launches TwitterACritter

Do you use Twitter?

If not, nevermind.

But if so, wants you to visit for the simplest way yet to help homeless animals find homes.

One click on your favorite dog, cat or other pet - there are 130,000 to choose from - and you've instantly tweeted a link to that critter's adoption site.

"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," said Abbie Moore, executive director of

It also begs the question: Do you have the sway of celebrities Kevin Nealon, Alyssa Milano, Denise Richards, David Cook and Jillian Reynolds, whose 'Critter tweets caused a domino effect for the cause? You never know which of your followers might be considering a new pet - but not necessarily thinking about rescuing one.

"The bottom line is that if enough people see a shelter pet, that pet gets adopted," Moore said. "It's no exaggeration to say that a single tweet can save a life. Imagine the impact it would have if everyone tweeted just one critter a day!"

-- Sandra M. Klepach,


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