Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Igor Purlantov Notices Decline of House Pets

Igor Purlantov is an animal rights supporter and blames the economy for the decline of household pets. According to Igor Purlantov, the United States has long been a leader when it comes to the number of households with pets. But by the end of 2011, American households had over 7 million fewer cats and 2 million fewer dogs than in 2006. Igor Purlantov explains this statistic comes from the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

Igor Purlantov says the decline in household pets is two-fold. Not only is there a decline in two parent homes, but the stagnant economy and changing demographics has led to fewer pets being adopted. According to Igor Purlantov, this is the first decline in cat or dog households since 1991. The changing demographic includes couples without children and an aging population, both of which Igor Purlantov explains; "Are demographics that are less likely to have pets at home."

Despite the decline in household pets, there are more animal rescue groups and shelters across the United States. Igor Purlantov is thrilled that the majority of these shelters continue to be no-kill shelters. Igor Purlantov is hopeful that the decline in household pets is temporary. As an animal rights supporter, Igor Purlantov supports the no-kill policy and supports the spaying and neutering of pets. 

Igor Purlantov says there are about 74 million cats and just under 70 million dogs in homes, but this is far below the 80 million cats and 80 million dogs that there were in 2006. Igor Purlantov hopes the trend of homeless cats and dogs will reverse. He is an advocate for pet adoption and educating pet parents on getting animals fixed in order to control pet population. Igor Purlantov hopes pet adoptions will increase to the rate prior to the 2006 decline.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Tips on Finding the Perfect Pet for an Urban Apartment with Igor Purlantov

Igor Purlantov makes his home in New York City. He is also a huge animal supporter. Choosing a pet and developing a successful relationship for both parties will take some planning and thought. The first thing someone should never do is make an impulsive decision when it comes to acquiring a pet. Rescue centers and animal shelters are full of unwanted pets. Igor Purlantov encourages people to be responsible when it comes to bringing a pet into one's home. The commitment to bringing a pet home should be serious and it should occur after much thought and planning.

After the thoughtful decision has been made to actually get a pet there are just a few more things to consider according to Igor Purlantov. Most urban residents live in apartments. Does your apartment building have rules that govern keeping a pet in the building? Does the adoption of a pet require an additional security deposit? Gather the answers to these questions and then continue in the decision making process.

The next step is to determine the level of maintenance you are willing to take on. Dogs will typically fall at the high end of this hierarchy and fish on the low end. There are options in between; cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, and birds. A note on both birds and dogs: there is a potential for noise with both. A squawking bird and yapping or barking dog may not make you extremely popular with your neighbors. An even more severe scenario could involve you being asked to get rid of the pet or leave the building. Some animals shed more than others. Having a pet is a lot of work you need to decide how much extra work you are willing to take on. Don't forget about dog walking, litter box scooping, and cage or aquarium cleaning. Igor Purlantov recommends making a careful decision. He does not want to discourage anyone from adopting a pet, he just wants to make sure the pairing lasts a lifetime.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Igor Purlantov Emphasizes the Rewards of Philanthropy

Igor Purlantov is a well respected philanthropist. His efforts focus on improving the quality of life for animals. Philanthropy means to show goodwill. Philanthropy can be a rewarding experience for anyone. Sometimes people may think that philanthropists are only those individuals who donate millions of dollars to a cause. Igor Purlantov wants to remind individuals that philanthropy can occur very effectively on a much smaller scale.

Individuals who are interested in promoting philanthropy should determine a cause about which they are passionate. True passion and devotion to a cause are trademarks of a successful philanthropist. Igor Purlantov finds his calling for philanthropy in the cause of animal rights. One of the ways that Igor Purlantov promotes his cause is through extensive writing about animals. His writings express the opinions and views he has about protecting animals. He also uses social media to promote the issues that surround animal rights. Igor Purlantov hopes that others will find his writing inspiring and that will in turn lead to more support for animal rights.

Igor Purlantov encourages individuals to always research any existing organization to which one may consider making a monetary donation or a donation of time. It is important that the leadership and mission of the organization one decides to support is a good match for the individual. Igor Purlantov also suggests using a research tool like Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator provides resources for those looking to donate, including tracking charities' performance and effectiveness.

The decision to practice philanthropy is extremely rewarding according to Igor Purlantov. Over 600,000 foundations and charities are currently operating in the United States. Charities are experiencing an increase in demand as a result of decreasing government subsidies. Igor Purlantov suggests that now is the perfect time for individuals to start researching and donating. The rewards of a philanthropic act will be immediate.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Museums of New York City: Igor Purlantov

Igor Purlantov is proud to call New York City home. New York City is often considered the cultural capital of the world. One of the wonderful ways that New York City can be enjoyed is through a tour of its magnificent museums. New York City museums offer something for everyone. Examples of fine art, sculpture, drawings, and textiles are abundant. Natural history, nautical history, and cultural history can be explored in the museums of New York City. New York City also boasts many impressive gardens. Igor Purlantov suggests planning a trip to explore some of the treasures found in New York City.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) make up the trifecta of New York City Museums according to Igor Purlantov. The collection at the Met is vast and diverse. Examples of every known art form expressed in every possible medium is available for viewing at the Met. The Met showcases art from 5,000 years ago to the present. The Guggenheim is housed in the architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The collection was initially focused on contemporary and modern art. Igor Purlantov highly recommends the Guggenheim to fans of 20th century art. The Museum of Modern Art is another must see while visiting New York City. MoMA has a collection that focuses on architecture and design, media and performance art, drawings, photography, and film.

Igor Purlantov suggests a few more museums to explore. There are many museums dedicated to the cultural diversity of the population of New York City. The Ellis Island museum explores the story of immigration from the perspective of immigrants coming to the United States. The Hispanic Society of America is a free museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

Igor Purlantov concedes that the museums mentioned are just a sample of the vast number of museums that New York City has to offer.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Igor Purlantov: Tips on Using Social Media to Promote a Cause

Igor Purlantov is a supporter of social media. He is fascinated by the impact that social media can have on an individual, a popular video, or a shocking audio feed. Igor Purlantov is interested in using social media in a way to promote events or causes. Social media has a reach that traditional advertising cannot come close to matching. Individuals promote tweets or circulate images around Facebook through their own initiative based on preferences and what one finds to be appealing. Igor Purlantov thinks that social media is a great way to get information about a cause to a large group of people.

Igor Purlantov acknowledges the fact that social media is a great way to promote a local event or fundraiser too. Even a small event or local charity can benefit from the use of social media. It is a great tool to provide general information. Igor Purlantov also suggests using social media as a reminder tool for participants. A quick tweet or Facebook post can ensure that a cause or event is fresh in a follower's mind.

Igor Purlantov understands that it is typically sensational or salacious material that circulates like wildfire across the internet. Igor Purlantov thinks that the key to using social media successfully is creativity. Igor Purlantov has come up with an interesting way to promote his cause of animal right using his Twitter feed. His feed, @igorpurlantov, uses positive images of animals to engage his followers. The use of graphic or disturbing images constantly bombarding followers would not be well received and followers would potentially abandon the feed. If followers are engaged in a positive way with the feed the potential for retweets and an increase in additional followers is likely to occur. In addition to positive images of animals followers will also be encouraged to support the cause of animal rights. Igor Purlantov's goal is not to be subversive, but rather he wants to be creative.