Adoptable Pets Get Festive for National Ugly Sweater Day

The Cutest Adoptable Pets in the Ugliest of Holiday Sweaters at Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop

December 16 is National Ugly Sweater Day, to celebrate Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop will be hosting an ugly Christmas sweater holiday pet strut ‘telethon’ at their Culver City retail and adoption center from 3p-6p ET/12p-3p PT on Friday, December 16. This cheeky and spirited event is meant to generate attention for the many cats and dogs in need of loving homes and to showcase the cheer that adoptable pets can add to one’s family.  The three hour Facebook live stream will include YouTube and animal community Influencers, give aways and adorable adoptable cats and dogs. The Facebook Live will take advantage of the platform’s “DONATE NOW” button to encourage audiences to donate as a part of their Home for the Holidays Winter campaign in an effort to get rescued pets into a loving home before the year’s end.

“We love that people can watch a live feed of amazing adoptable pets in their ugly Christmas sweaters.  We enjoy educating on pet adoption in fun and engaging ways in the hopes that we find forever homes for pets in need,” said Aimee Gilbreth, executive director, Michelson Found Animals Foundation.  “Each and every one of the animals at Adopt & Shop are as special and unique as the sweater they’re donning, and we’re just hoping others get to see that as well.”

What: Adopt & Shop Ugly Sweater FACEBOOK LIVE Holiday ‘Telethon’

When: December 16, 2016 – 3p-6p ET/12p-3p PT

Where: Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop

4235 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

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The ugly sweater event will feature pets that are currently available for adoption, and that have already been spay/neutered and microchipped. Participating adoptables will be introduced by a mix of staffers, volunteers and leading social influencers – each greeting fans and sharing the pet’s name and story with the hope of getting these animals get adopted or its fee sponsored from donors across the country. Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop is the pet store with purpose. Funds donated via the Facebook Live event will go back to pets and help serve the many ways in which the organization is helping to move LA to being a no-kill city.

Featured pets will be dressed in their holiday best, or worst, courtesy of Rubie’s Costume Company, the world’s largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of Halloween costumes and accessories.

In addition to the Ugly Sweater Adoption Telethon, the complete Home for the HolidaysWinter campaign is comprised of several retail & adoption opportunities for pet lovers to give back, including: a Secret Santa-style program that allows anonymous donors the opportunity to pay it forward by sponsoring a pet’s adoption fee, a Giving Tree in-store display featuring donor names, an all-new holiday gift card program (the gift that also gives to pets), holiday gift wrapping (12/19-12/24 with a $25 minimum purchase), participation in adoptions events as the Hollywood Christmas Parade (made possible by DogVacay) and partnership with The Sofa Company as well as the ugly sweater holiday pet strut telethon.

About Michelson Found Animals:

The Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a non-profit supporting pet-owners and animal welfare organizations; our mission is Saving Pets, Enriching Lives. After celebrating a decade of service to animals, we continue to grow as we find new and innovative ways to help pets and the people who care for them. In addition to creating the first free microchip registry, we now have our own adoption centers, research next generation spay/neuter technology, and sell affordable high quality products—all in the service of pets. Our unique perspective into all aspects of animal welfare allows us to better support pet owners and pet professionals alike. All of this is possible thanks to generous funding from Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson.

See how we’re using our brains and expertise to obtain real, sustainable, results at To learn more about our free microchip registry, and the many innovative tools that are making it easier to connect lost pets to their people, check out Our spay/neuter technology research is at And to find out more about our Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop locations, where all profits go back to caring for our adoptable pets, take a look at

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