Get your paws on a bear for a great cause this ‘National Teddy Bear Day’
The history of the teddy bear dates as far back as the early 1900’s, and most of us at some point in our lives, have had our own, and loved it dearly. They become cherished members of the family and are often passed down between generations.
This September marks National Teddy Bear Day, something those soft, cuddly creatures truly deserve. On September 9th the teddy bear will be over 100 years old, with the first bear created way back in 1902 during U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s reign – who was also known as Teddy Roosevelt.
President Theodore Roosevelt and some of his friends went on a hunting trip to Mississippi, but came across few wild animals. Hours into the trip the group tracked down and a helpless bear. The president was to shoot the bear to win a hunting trophy. The president refused, and news reporters throughout the country spread the story of Roosevelt’s kind act.
Since it’s birth in the 1900’s there have been hundreds of famous bears, including Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear, Yogi Bear and Fozzie Bear.
Now, the UK’s number one grant giving animal charity, Support Adoption For Pets, has given a new life to almighty cuddly toy, giving people the opportunity to adopt their very own charity bear, to help give homeless and abandoned pets a second chance at a happy life.
The soft, traditional teddy bear is part of a continued mission of Support Adoption For Pets, to raise awareness of the thousands of animals who become homeless every year through no fault of their own, and work to find them a happy home for life. Coming complete with a certificate of adoption, and naming tag, this bear is an ideal gift for any animal lover.
The charity is also following one of their bears, named Arthur, as it travels around the world. Search #ArthursAdventure on Facebook and Twitter to see where he has been so far.
To celebrate Arthur’s Adventures, I have teamed up with Support Adoption For Pets to send one of my lovely readers on a little adventure of their own – to the beautiful Lake District. Simply visit my Facebook page and follow the instructions here to enter our competition to win a a two night stay for two people!
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