Last October, I wrote about the Iams Home 4 the Holidays program. Over the past decade IH4TH has helped over 3 million animals find homes. This past year more than 1.3 animals were adopted when the campaign officially ended on January 4.

Now you have the opportunity to learn about the top five animal stories and the amazing journeys to finding a forever home. “These stories all have happy endings but for some of them it was a long, hard battle. Some make you cry, others make you laugh,” said Mike Arms, president of Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California, and the creator of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign. “We need help from animal lovers worldwide to select the most heart-warming and most successful pet adoption story from the past holiday season.”

So I hope you will read each one—Caitlin, Black Jack, Baby Hope, Misha and Kaylie. I did (with tissue in hand)! But the endings are joyful! There is still time to vote on your favorite by March 1. The animal shelter or rescue group that submitted the winning entry will receive a $500 donation from Helen Woodward Animal Center.

To read the stories and vote, visit Animal Center

Bountiful Blessings!