June marks a particularly active time for shelters and rescue groups, as it’s the peak of kitten season, when thousands of newborn homeless kittens join other cats available for adoption across the United States.
We adopted our cat Pinky four years ago in September at an adoption event in front of the pet supply shop we shop. They don’t sell cats or dogs, they just facilitate adoption events. We can’t imagine our lives without Pinky, the friendliest cat ever.
There are cats for every personality in shelters and rescue groups right now, and with each adoption, the number of healthy and treatable pets who lose their lives in shelters each year declines. Currently, about 2.4 million pets still need to find a home each year.
The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund®, and the Ad Council, needs your support during “Adopt-A-Cat” month.
The creators of Garfield and Odie urge families to make shelters and rescue groups their first stop when looking to get a new pet. Garfield wants you to visit TheShelterPetProject.org to see what shelter pets are available in your area.
The Shelter Pet Project showcases the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners, and reminds people that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them. These videos and other ads help break down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and spread the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and loveable.
Millions of people are looking to acquire a pet within the next year. If just a small percentage choose to adopt, we could end the euthanization of healthy and treatable pets across the U.S. Will you help us encourage pet adoption?
Want to help? Watch this short PSA, then spread the word!