All Things Bindle and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dish up a one-two punch to knock-out the cycle of pet abandonment as the U.S. heads into severe weather season. Here’s FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino speaking about 2013 National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day in this 32-second video.
Bindle’s Adventures Lost and Found is the story of Bindle, a pup that accidentally gets separated from his family during a severe weather event. Endorsed by the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) as a clever and charming way to teach kids about preparing to care for their animals in case of emergency, Bindle’s dogged determination and MacGyver-like resourcefulness is winning hearts and changing minds about preparing for pet safety and welfare in advance.
To underscore the significance and help promote the importance of planning ahead for pet safety, the APA of Missouri will hosted a book signing the afternoon of May 8 with Deborah Farish-Bujnak, author of Lost and Found. The book signing was at the APA’s location at 1705 South Hanley Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63144, and all proceeds benefit the animal rescue efforts of the APA.
“I discovered that many rescue groups across the country – including Tony LaRussa’s ARF and our very own APA of Missouri – are not aware of FEMA’s enlightened commitment to pet safety,” said Deborah Bujnak, creator of All Things Bindle. “Tragically, most pet parents don’t realize that rescuing animals is mandatory under federal law, and thousands of pets are needlessly abandoned every year,” Deborah added. “Help Bindle and FEMA get the word out, and remember – if it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for your pets – never leave ’em behind!”
All Things Bindle™ develops and markets innovative pet products that offer a unique pet safety preparedness campaign complete with a creative fundraising vehicle for the benefit of humane and rescue organizations across the country. A portion of sale proceeds is donated to a different local humane animal rescue group each month. All Things Bindle is 100% pawduced in the USA.