Thousands of shelters in the United States are currently full of pets looking for homes -- it's a big summer problem. And it will take all of us to help reduce the pet population in our shelters.
When you adopt a pet, you actually rescue two -- the one you adopt, and the one that can take its place so it is not killed.
|Buster is a 4-year-old beagle at Orange County Animal Services in Orlando, FL. He is heartworm positive, but his treatments are sponsored.|
1. Share pets who need homes on social media.
I know you don't want to overburden your friends with posts that will make them sad. But if you share, if they share, the hope is eventually they will find someone who would take a pet in. Share with rescues and if you belong to any local bulletin board-style groups for where you live, share there too.
On Saturday, we'll be joining @BeagleFacts in tweeting out dozens of shelter beagles and other dogs who need homes. Please retweet our tweets!
2. Donate to shelters, rescues and other groups who help.Buster #beagle needs your help! Retweet him and help #cleartheshelters! @OCAS_Orlando https://t.co/sE8Esy4TWc pic.twitter.com/tdgMtPeMSW— lifewithbeagle (@lifewithbeagle) August 18, 2017
If you can't donate money, donate supplies! Shelters need enrichment treats and toys, they need cleaning supplies, they need towels, sheets and blankets too. You could even donate office supplies so they don't have to pay for it.
|Levi is a 10-year-old dog at Orange County Animal Services in Orlando.|
Ask your local shelter what they need, and who helps sponsor medical care for the animal shelters.
Shelters need people to give dogs attention and love, clean cages, take pictures to help shelters share their pets.
|Lani is a 5-year-old dog at Orange County Animal Services in Orlando.|
So join us this Saturday and help us help Clear the Shelters through social media!