So many of us are committed to pet adoption, and we try to spread the word about it, but are we making a big enough impact? Can we be doing more?
Yes, we can.
Created by P.L.A.Y. (Pets Lifestyle and You) and Nebo, the Rescue Pledge is a national campaign to change negative public perception of shelter dogs and increase adoptions of these animals who just want love and a place to call home.
Sadly, 5-7 million animals enter shelters each year...and 3-4 million of them are euthanized.
By taking the pledge, you are pledging to:
- adopt your next pet from a shelter and encourage your friends and family - or even strangers! - to do the same
- avoid unlicensed breeders
- donate time, supplies, or money to a local shelter
Imagine the impact we would make if more of us took this pledge!
Once you've taken the pledge, be sure to share it on your social network pages so they too can spread the word. Have a blog? Put the badge on your site. Pin a badge to Pinterest. Post a status on Facebook. Share your rescue story on the Rescue Pledge website. Get creative!
More than 2,000 people have taken the pledge - join them today.
For those who believe that all dogs are created equal, that every cat deserves a sunny spot on the porch in which to lie, and that mutts have just as much love to give as purebreds, the Rescue Pledge has offered a unique opportunity.
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