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Invisible Cats & Dogs

I meant to blog about the topic of invisible cats and dogs for a while now; sorry for the delay.  I’m not sure who began this campaign but does it really matter since it advocates for such a worthy cause.  The original campaign also reads “invisible dogs” but I think the issue applies to all homeless animals be they cat, dog, rabbit, horses, etc since they are all looking for, need, and are deserving of a loving forever home.  This is also a 24/7 concern as well.  As you know, many healthy animals continue to be euthanized due to over-population and over-crowding in certain shelters.  This is very disturbing and saddens me deeply.

This is an exerpt by Best Friends Animal Society:

“We’ll give you a few clues: some are playful pups, others are wise seniors. Some like long mountainous hikes, others prefer an uptown stroll. Most love belly rubs and lounging on couches with their people. All of them want a family of their own, and all have lots of love to give.

They sound just like regular dogs, right?

You guessed it, they are exactly like the dogs you see all around you… with one major difference… most of us don’t see them.

Right now in your community, there are likely thousands of Invisible Dogs wishing someone like you would see them. They are tucked away in shelters, far from the eyes and thoughts of people who could spring them from their kennels and take them home.
So thanks for joining Best Friends to help these dogs be seen. Together, we can bring Invisible Dogs into the spotlight – and help them go home.”

Shelter animals really make the best pets and I do know this by personal experience.  Know that you are also saving and enriching a life.  The world needs good karma. It starts with you. Please consider a shelter adoption before considering anything else.

*Reference: www.invisibledogs.org

Petfinder’s Adopt The Internet Day March 15, 2011

In honor of Petfinder’s 15th birthday, Stella & Cupcake has pledged to spread the word online about adoptable pets today, March 15, 2011…

Here’s a chance to find your best friend! ♥

…For me, the journey began one morning with browsing on Petfinder…  Remembering my fondness for a certain kitty named Tinkster (a friend’s Siamese cat with a gentle and lovely purrsonality), I could easily recall the joy Tinkster had brought into my life…  I fell in love with all those pretty and handsome faces on Petfinder and was also moved to tears as I read the nearly endless kitty profiles and how they came to be at their particular shelter.  I wanted to rescue all of them!  That day, I was resolved to make a difference in even one creature’s life.  Mohandas Ghandi’s words still resonate loudly with me, “be the change you want to see in the world.”  I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Petfinder and BARC Shelter for bringing Captain Smith a.k.a. Captain Neo into our lives.  As much as he needed us, we needed him more.

*More than 320,000 pets are waiting for homes on Petfinder.com. Help Petfinder Adopt the Internet to find forever homes for as many as possible!  Please continue to spread the word about adoptable shelter pets today and always!