The Fwooper Foundation Wants to Know: Do You Want to Adopt a Pygmy Puff?

Who wouldn’t want to adopt one of those fluffy pink or purple puff balls of joy?

The Fwooper Foundation, an organization committed to using Harry Potter for animal rights activism, has a fun new campaign that is encouraging people to adopt cats and dogs – using Pygmy Puffs!

According to the press release:

The campaign asks the question ‘What would happen if Knockturn Alley breeders started breeding their own Pygmy Puffs for profit so quickly that it created a Pygmy Puff overpopulation crisis in the [w]izarding [w]orld?’ The campaign is meant to get the conversation started in the Harry Potter fandom about the overpopulation of cats and dogs we are facing in the real world.

The campaign is asking Potter fans to go to its website and pledge to only adopt animals from shelters to help stop this exploitation of animals. While there, fans can also learn more about Tom and Charlotte, the (absolutely adorable!) mascots for this campaign, whose stories reflect the sad reality many dogs and cats in our world face. You can also learn how you can help exploited animals in other ways. Over 100 fans have already made the pledge! But you’ll have to hurry to join them; the campaign only goes through January 2016!

You can visit the “Adopt a Pygmy Puff” site here and read the press releases for the campaign below:

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FWOOPER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO STOP PYGMY PUFF OVERPOPULATION

Animal Rights Group Draws Parallel to the Overpopulation of Cats and Dogs in the Muggle World

LOS ANGELES—Harry Potter animal rights group, the Fwooper Foundation, has launched its new campaign, Adopt a Pygmy Puff, just in time for the beginning of the Hogwarts school year. The campaign asks the question “What would happen if Knockturn Alley breeders started breeding their own Pygmy Puffs for profit so quickly that it created a Pygmy Puff overpopulation crisis in the Wizarding World?” The campaign is meant to get the conversation started in the Harry Potter fandom about the overpopulation of cats and dogs we are facing in the real world. “Every year 6-8 million cats and dogs enter U.S. shelters and only about 3-4 million of them find good homes, according to a 2014 report by the Humane Society of the United Sates. While Pygmy Puffs may not be real or overpopulating the Wizarding World, using the Puffs’ hypothetical exploitation as an analogy, Harry Potter fans can learn how to help the cats and dogs in our world in many ways,” says Fwooper Foundation Executive Director Tylor Starr. “Choosing to adopt animals from shelters instead of buying them from pet stores or breeders and always having your companion animal spayed or neutered are just a few of the ways in which we can help alleviate this real world problem.” Visitors to the Adopt a Pygmy Puff website will find many ways to learn about helping companion animals in our world: they can read about our two rescued Pygmy Puffs, Tom and Charlotte, and how their stories are like those of cats and dogs in our world, and they can discover other ways to help animals currently residing in shelters. The most important thing fans can do on the site is to make a pledge to only adopt animals from shelters and to never buy an animal from a pet store or a breeder. The Fwooper Foundation, whose motto is Breaking the Silencing Charm, is the only group focused solely on mobilizing Harry Potter fans for animal rights activism. The “Fwooper,” as described by Newt Scamander in his bestselling book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is an African bird with extremely vivid plumage in colors of orange, pink, lime green or yellow. The Fwoopers’ song is so powerful that they must be sold with a Silencing Charm on them. The Fwooper Foundation derives their slogan from this practice. For more information, please visit AdoptAPygmyPuff.com.

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MORE THAN 100 HARRY POTTER FANS PLEDGE TO SAVE CATS AND DOGS

Harry Potter Fans Unite to End Companion Animal Homelessness by Pledging to Adopt

LOS ANGELES—Harry Potter animal rights group, the Fwooper Foundation, is excited to share a huge victory in their Adopt A Pygmy Puff campaign, which aims to get the conversation started about the overpopulation of cats and dogs in the muggle world. They are happy to announce that their second campaign has met with overwhelming success: over 100 Harry Potter fans have taken their pledge to adopt companion animals, rather than buy them! “Every year 6-8 million cats and dogs enter U.S. shelters and only about 3-4 million of them find good homes, according to a 2014 report by the Humane Society of the United Sates. Having more than 100 Harry Potter fans take this pledge to help end animal homelessness is a huge victory,” says Fwooper Foundation Executive Director Tylor Starr. “These fans can truly be like Harry, Ron, and Hermione and be a positive force for change in our world and in the lives of these animals.” The Adopt A Pygmy Puff campaign will continue until the end of January 2016. Fans looking to pledge to only adopt animals from shelters and never buy one from a pet store or a breeder can do so by visiting AdoptAPygmyPuff.com. There they will find many ways to learn about helping companion animals in our world, such as reading about our featured rescued Pygmy Puffs, Tom and Charlotte, and how their stories are like those of cats and dogs, along with reading about other ways to help animals in shelters. The Fwooper Foundation, whose motto is Breaking the Silencing Charm, is the only group focused solely on mobilizing Harry Potter fans for animal rights activism. The “Fwooper,” as described by Newt Scamander in his bestselling book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is an African bird with extremely vivid plumage in colors of orange, pink, lime green or yellow. The Fwoopers’ song is so powerful that they must be sold with a Silencing Charm on them. The Fwooper Foundation derives their slogan from this practice. For more information, please visit AdoptAPygmyPuff.com.

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