Today is a very special day, it’s the quarterly Blog the Change for Animals event and today I’m excited to spread the word about a special online global event every year: Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue. This event is all about stressing the importance of dog adoption.
Recently there was a story in the news about a Black Labrador that was rescued from a river in South Carolina after having it’s front and back legs duct taped together and being tossed into the river to die. Lucky for the lab it was discovered and rescued. The lab was taken to a humane society and after the news story ran, over 250 applications were received for the adoption of the dog. Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t need a tragic story to spur the adoption of unwanted pets? (I can’t even begin to tell you how upset I was by this story . . .we can only hope that something good comes of Dara’s rescue and that her abusers are brought to justice.)
Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because not enough people are adopting dogs through local rescue groups and shelters. The shelter above stated that “if every person that submitted an adoption application for the dog that was rescued adopted one of the dogs in the shelter, they could close their doors”. So let’s spread the word. There are amazing dogs waiting for a second chance in shelters across the country. Purebreds, mixes, and mutts, they all deserve a family of their own.
The Oregon Humane Society has one of my favorite marketing campaigns: “End Petlessness – There is a furry soulmate for everyone“. They have done a great job of making the message positive. I enjoy focusing on the positive, instead of the negative. So every year I hope you will join us in taking a positive stance on dog adoption. Let’s share stories and happy endings and spread the word about adopting a shelter pet!
Oregon Humane Society