Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Shelter Project

This is an easy-to-use way of finding your way to the dog or cat that will rescue you.
Pass it on.

 Shelter pet adoptions are on the rise, despite the ongoing recession and high rates of unemployment.

 Each year approximately 4 million pets are adopted.

 The percentage of pets in homes adopted from animal shelters and rescue groups has risen from 27% to 29% in the last two years and encouraging statistics show that euthanasia of shelter pets is down 10% since 2009.

 However, 2.7 million healthy and treatable pets are still losing their lives in shelters each year.

 Seventeen million people will acquire a dog or cat within the next year.

 The Shelter Pet Project is the first animal welfare campaign that the Ad Council has taken on in its 60-year history.