By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO, Animal Friends
“Alone we can do a little; together we can do so much.”
We know this applies to any well-functioning group, from a kindergarten class to a corporate team. And we know this is critical if shelters are going to save more lives, too.
There continues to be so much need when it comes to pets in our region. From animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation to owners struggling to find affordable care and support for their pets, we see and hear the calls for help every day.
And, of course, we stand ready to help.
But the hard truth is, our resources are limited. As comprehensive as Animal Friends is, to help more, to bring more struggling animals in, we have to adopt more. It’s just simple math. Adoption opens up critical space and resources for others in crisis.
Obviously, this isn’t unique to Animal Friends; it’s the case at any shelter.
I know I am preaching to the choir when I tell you, our readers, about the importance of shelter adoption. You know how critical it is. How it saves lives. And the benefit of adopting a pet who is already spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, medically and behaviorally evaluated and is accompanied by experienced support and guidance.
But I am asking you to continue to be an adoption ambassador and share this important message with others who are considering adding a pet to their family. Remember—every pet adopted is another opportunity for us to save a life.
It’s true that “together we can do so much more.” That’s why Animal Friends is proud to join with Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh to promote shelter adoption through our new collaborative Adopt Local campaign.
Together we are cross-promoting great animals that are available for adoption at each of our organizations. We are sharing links to help prospective adopters easily identify the pet they are looking for and where to find them. We will be promoting the supportive adoption services at both organizations and, most importantly, why adopting from Animal Friends and Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh is so critical.
We know that joining forces to share this important adoption message will save more lives and make our region an even more compassionate place to live for all of our animal friends.
So, keep an eye out for this. And, please, Adopt Local.