“Together we can make a difference.”
I don’t know who coined that phrase, but I choose to believe it is true. Sadly millions of dogs are euthanized every year. Most are due to a lack of space in the shelters. I was surprised to learn that in the US only about 20 percent of the pet dog population are adopted from shelters—the rest come from other sources. “It would only take a relatively small increase in the adoption rate along with a modest reduction in the birth rate to go a long way toward solving the problem of euthanizing healthy and treatable dogs in many communities.” ~ Be the Change for Animals.
On July 23 please join Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue: an online global event to stress the importance of dog adoption. If you have a blog, regardless of your audience size and typical blogging topic, I encourage you to blog for the change of animals. If you are a reader, please share/like/email the posts that you think might help spread the word. Suggestions for blog topics include: * photos of adoptable dogs * sharing a rescued dog’s story * celebrities who have adopted from a shelter * how a rescue dog has shaped your life * fostering a dog * the importance of training a dog (so it never ends up in a shelter) * volunteers at a rescue shelter * a list of things a rescue shelter can use: (cleaning supplies, blankets, pet food) Recently I had a special request from Jess at Chocolate Moose Images to share photos of this amazing dog: Charlie who is looking for a forever home.
I love this shot! He lives in a foster home with a 5-year old (whom he loves) and a baby as well as another pit bull. Charlie is friendly and simply awesome! Seriously, can you believe he hasn’t been adopted? I know that special person for Charlie has to be out there somewhere! You can see more of Charlie on the Chocolate Moose Images blog as well as on the Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue site. I hope this helps Charlie! It is so inspiring that many of the photographers featured on the Daily Dog Tag regularly volunteer at their local shelters! Today’s post to raise awareness for “Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue” is part of a blog hop. Thanks to Blog Catalog, Dog Rescue Success, and Be the Change for Animals for promoting this event. (click their links for more on how to participate.) I hope you will find a way to participate on July 23!