Everyone’s favorite library cat is spreading good cheer and wants you, your friends, and your family to join him.

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    Commit to donating money or supplies to an animal rescue group or animal shelter once a month for a whole year (TWELVE months). You can find adoption groups near you at Petfinder.com.
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    Tweet eleven adoptable pets for #TweetAPetTues. Learn more about #TweetAPetTues here.
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    Organize a ten-day food drive for your local animal shelter at a business in your town—a grocery store or bookstore would be purr-fect!
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    Tell nine people you know about the “Twelve Days of Dewey” Campaign.
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    Photograph eight shelter pets for their profiles on Petfinder.com.
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    Share an adoptable pet on Facebook each day of the week for seven days.
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    Donate six towels or blankets to your local animal shelter.
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    Read five books about rescue animals including Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library, and Dewey’s Christmas in the Library, both from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. You can find others at your local library.
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    Thank four shelter staffers or rescue-group volunteers for all their hard work on behalf of pets.
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    Ask three pet-related businesses to display local adoptable pets on their Web sites. You can find free widgets here.
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    Sign up to volunteer for two hours a week with your local animal shelter or rescue group.
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    Pledge to foster or adopt one pet. For information on pet adoption and to find adoptable pets near you, go to www.petfinder.com.