I recently had to put my dear canine companion, Deacon, to rest. He and I had a great 12 ½ years together, but it’s never easy when it’s time to say goodbye. That’s why it’s impossible for me to imagine over 4 million potential loving pets being euthanized every year in the U.S. Of the 6 to 7 million dogs and cats taken to community animal shelters, over 60% are eventually put to death.
The 5,000 community animal shelters across the U.S. do amazing work to save as many animals as they can, but they need help – money, food, volunteers, advocates, and most of all, caring homes. Your contribution can potentially save the life of a devoted feline or canine friend, making a huge difference in their life and enhancing the life of a future owner. To ensure your contribution gets directly to these needy pets, it’s best to give to your community shelter. You can find the animal shelter nearest to you by going to http://theshelterpetproject.org/shelters .