NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.
Animal shelters require year-round assistance. Adoption is a part of the process. Animals come in daily, and the shelters work quickly to ensure the animal’s health and wellbeing so they can be adopted into their forever home. On National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, visit a shelter near you and find your new fur baby. Visit with the shelter to consider all the needs the dog or cat requires for the long term.
If you feel you can’t meet those needs, consider adopting in another way. Give your time by volunteering. Not only will this help the shelter by providing the animals exercise, companionship and socialization, but it also gives you that wonderful animal love we all so enjoy.
Check the shelter’s donation needs list and bring the items you are able to give. This will help the shelter animals find their forever homes more quickly.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Visit a shelter today and consider adopting. Remember to spay and neuter your fur babies to help reduce the number of unwanted pets in the population. Recent studies show we have made progress in this area. Let’s keep up the good work and take good care of these animals who we consider to be family. Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on social media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.
We are currently researching the origins of National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day.
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