Today, I received an email from a fellow animal lover regarding a very special program, The Shelter Pet Project. Although our blog is about the Cavaliers, our family is also owned by a shelter pet. Her name is Rosie. She's been part of our family since she was 4. Her former family gave her to the shelter because she had seperation anxiety. Rosie has been a perfect addition to our family. There is always someone home to take care of her, and Rosie no longer suffers from the fear of being alone.
The Shelter Pet Project is the result of a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council. The goal is to make shelters the first place potential adopters turn when looking to get a new pet, ensuring that all healthy and treatable pets find loving homes.
Adopting a pet is a life-changing and enriching experience. When adopting a pet, people are obtaining companions that give them unconditional love, affection, and attention. Adopting a pet from a shelter not only saves an animal's life, but is also good for our own well-being as research shows that owning a pet has many positive psychological and physical health benefits. The animals rescued from shelters know you’ve saved their lives, and they typically treat their rescuers with lifelong loyalty and affection.
Please visit www.theshelterpetproject.org, to find out more information about how to adopt a pet from a shelter. The website was very user friendly. Type in your zip code, and voila! Pictures of pets, both dogs and cats, available in your area are right there at your fingertips.
“A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person. Adopt.”
Thank you to The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, and the Ad Council
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