According to www.petpopulation.org., millions of homeless animals sit in shelters waiting to be adopted. Fortunately for them, one New York jeweler is doing his best to take a bite out of that sad figure: Erwin Pearl, a longtime high-end costume jeweler, is aiding pet adoption efforts by donating 5% of retail sale proceeds from his Adorable Pooches line of jewelry to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The ASPCA is a New York City organization that provides financial and educational assistance to animal shelters nationwide, including shelters run by branches of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a separate organization. A trip to a Westminster (N.Y.) Kennel Club show a few years ago served as Pearl's inspiration for the 52-breed line of dog brooches, key rings, and cufflinks. "I'm an animal lover, and so are many of my friends," says Pearl.