This weekend, while many people watched the Super Bowl there were a number of animals looking to get adopted. Adopted animals like football too – I’m adopted, and look at me, I was cheering on my beloved Seattle Seahawks.
Just like my team, many of the animals waiting in shelters lost too… shelters are over-crowded and not all shelters manage through no-kill practices. Most of the time it comes down to money.
What can you do? Donations to animal groups make a difference – however there are a number of other ways you can help out. First, spay and neuter your critters – in order to address the pet population issue, you need to start at the source. And since animals can’t help themselves, we rely on humans, you’ll need to spay and neuter us.
Also, adopt the next fuzzy one that you add to your family. Many people don’t truly know what goes on in the pet selling industry – some are reputable, however, the vast majority should evoke buyer concern. When animals are used as a commodity, the framework for fast and easy money prevails – poor conditions, poor treatment, poor breeding standards, all done without regulated standards or transparency. Imagine if you had to ‘work’ like that.
Some great resources can be found on my website – and if you have ideas or ways to get involved, please leave them in the comments section below. This way my readers can benefit from your great ideas!
Animals matter. Please help spread the rescue, adopt, spay and neuter message.
With lub, MattieDog