If you know me or have read my blog for any period of time you’ll know that something I’m passionate about is homeless pets. We have 2 rescue pets (used to be 3 but our dear cat Lady crossed the rainbow bridge a couple of months ago) and I think one of the best things I’ve done in my life is give these animals a home. It really bothers me to hear about people buying pets from breeders where there are so many beautiful animals looking for love on a shelter floor.
Of all the pets in American homes, only 29% were adopted from a shelter or rescue. Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted, but 2.7 million still lose their lives each year for lack of a home.
If a pet is on your child’s holiday wish list, please consider adopting a shelter or rescue pet. Visit www.theshelterpetproject.org, where you can search for a pet from a local shelter or rescue group, read adoption success stories and learn more about pet adoption. If you’re local to me, I share the Pet of the Week from the Humane League of Lancaster County every week. Look at those faces! Last time I visited I wanted to take them all home.
**Please note that I am not suggesting that anyone get a pet on a whim. Animals are living things and they are not disposable. When you adopt, you make a commitment for life. So while I would love to hear happy stories about tons of homeless pets finding their forever families this holiday season, I really, really hope those adoptions are all made by families that are ready and willing to make the commitment to care for (and pay for) an animal. It’s worth it!**
I’ve got a new Humane League of Lancaster County Pet of the Week to introduce you to. This is Midnight. Gorgeous boy!!
Midnight’s sleek black fur and watchful golden-green eyes give him a very distinguished look. But it’s his friendly, down-to-earth attitude which makes this eight-year-old kitty a wonderful companion. Not only does he love attention from humans, he likes the company of other kitties too. When he’s not busy socializing, you’ll find Midnight making the most of a warm window seat or happily munching on his kibbles. He’s already neutered and litter-box trained. Midnight would love to be your loving companion morning, noon, and night. Come visit Midnight to find out if he’s the friend you’ve been searching for!
If you’re interested in learning more about Midnight you can visit the Humane League of Lancaster County during their adoption hours (be sure to check the website for hours), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.