Emmy Nominees Asked to Show Their Shelter Pet Love Tonight

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shelter pet project emmy awardsDuring MTV’s Video Music Awards last night, Miley Cyrus brought international attention to youth homelessness in Los Angeles by having a homeless young man accept her award for video of the year. (Way to go, Miley!)

During tonight’s Emmy Awards, the Shelter Pet Project is also hoping to bring worldwide attention to another homelessness problem: the millions of pets in shelters.

Nominees and attendees are being asked to talk about their favorite rescued pets, and to share them on social media with the hashtag #shelterpetlove.

The mission of the Shelter Pet Project is to make shelters the first place potential adopters go to when looking to get a new pet. On Friday, a pre-Emmys “secret room event,” featuring free swag for invited guests and their pets, benefited both the Shelter Pet Project and the Humane Society of the United States.

Tonight the Shelter Pet Project will be liveblogging the Emmy Awards telecast, which kicks off at 5 p.m. on NBC, on its Tumblr account. It will also post updates on Twitter (@shelterpets) and Instagram (@shelterpetproject).

If you’d like to see your favorite Emmy Awards attendees featured, you’re asked to tweet them and ask that they share stories of their favorite shelter pets, using the hashtag #shelterpetlove. (Bryan Cranston’s Twitter is @BryanCranston, just FYI.)

You are also welcome share a picture and story of your own rescued pet using the #shelterpetlove hashtag.

Good luck to all the Emmy nominees, and, more importantly, to all the shelter pets!

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