Saturday, December 4, 2010

No More Homeless Pets

This is my adorable puppy Jessie. I’m almost as excited to be back in Georgia with my parents and siblings as I am to be with my dog.

I’ve always been an animal lover. (I used to cry when my dog Seki couldn’t be inside when we had holiday dinners.) So when I read this article in The Daily Universe today, I felt excited. Brad and I decided we want to help out a different organization each year. Preferably throughout the year. I realize Christmas time is the time when nonprofits get flooded with volunteers. We are starting now but hope to continue serving our organization of choice throughout the year.

Today and tomorrow, an organization called No More Homeless Pets in Utah is sponsoring an event where people can adopt animals to give them homes for Christmas.

According to The Daily Universe article, more than 30,000 pets die each year in homeless shelters. There are not enough people or funding to care for these animals. That’s where you and I come in. We can help these sweet, furry animals by donating blankets, dog or cat food, toys, leashes and more. You can give a few hours of your time to play and interact with the animals to make their lives happier and healthier. Brad and I are going to take some treats and food over to a local shelter on Monday.

For those of you who are planning on adding a pet to your family soon, you should consider visiting a shelter to find your new family member. Our first puppy Seki had been abused before we got him. My family saved him from his previous life and gave him love and a family. My sister-in-law Sarah and her family have a cute little dog, Toby, who was also abused before they owned him. Now he has kids to play tug of war with and a family who takes care of him.

Think of the good you can do by saving an animal’s life and giving it a home.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about missing your dog as much as your family. My mom got 2 dachshund puppies last year and I can't wait to see them this Christmas! I really like your idea to support a different organization each year. That's great you guys are doing that!