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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
241 Animals in New Homes-- 182 Waiting!
August can be a slow month for placing animals in forever homes. People are enjoying vacations and families are focusing on back-to-school shopping. But, that must not have been the case last month.
The League placed 241 cats, dogs, kittens and puppies in new homes. That's reason to celebrate. Maybe August turned out to be a great month for adoptions because many folks were home enjoying a staycation -- instead of travelling to the beach or backpacking in a national park, people decided to stay put, adopt an animal, and get their new friend really accustomed to home-life before the September back-to-school, back-to-work rush began.
As wonderful as that 241animals-placed number is, today's 182 animals currently waiting for their forever homes at the League are a reminder that there are far too many animals and not enough permanent loving homes. As soon as space opens up in our dog rooms and cattery, animals from other shelters are brought in to take their place.
September can be a great time to remind people that animals are not the same as outgrown shoes or discarded toys. They are a lifetime commitment. Tell your friends that an animal companion is for keeps. And, the League makes a great topic for thoughtful discussion and projects -- creating students service learning projects to benefit the animals, writing persuasive essays, debating issues. Let me know if I can help.