Tails magazine presents...

It’s National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week!

In Animal News on November 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is November 1–7. Launched in 1996 by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), this week marks a time to honor all 4,000 animal shelters across the United States, which serve an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals seeking refuge each year.

There is no better time to get acquainted with your local shelter. Talk to shelter personnel about how you can support homeless animals in your community this week. You can always lend a hand by volunteering at a shelter, becoming a spay/neuter advocate, or opening your heart to offer a shelter pet a forever home.

Today, 63 percent of American households include pets, but only 10 percent of dogs and 18 percent of cats in these households are adopted from animal shelters. Take this week to celebrate everyone who works to change these numbers in shelter animals’ favor and makes a difference in the lives of homeless pets!

For more ideas on how to celebrate, visit HSUS.org or AnimalSheltering.org. —Sarah Hughes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: