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Every Pet Deserves A Good Home…

Unconditional Love

The dog does not know he is homeless… M~

No wonder they say "Man’s BEST FRIEND." This is such an interesting picture~- This man may be alone and have nothing – BUT he has some form of companionship and love. And it’s just enough… enough to keep going for tomorrow… for one more day.

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What a beautiful picture and wonderful thought.  The dog is man’s best friend!  The question is, “Is man dog’s best friend?”

This would be me if I were homeless.  I would never give up my furkids and go to a shelter without them and no one should be asked to.  Pets are family members and live creatures who love us unquestionably that we are responsible for.  All shelters should have facilities for pets.  Please become part of the fight to make that happen.  When you have lost everything, love keeps you going!  M~

h/t to Sherry Garrett

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The “ex”-Middle & Upper Class Homeless

N.J. Pets Welcome at Hurricane Evacuation Shelters

Homeless With Pets… Choosing Pets Over Shelter

A Patchwork of Food Assistance for Pets

Is Your Pet a Voiceless Victim of the Tanking Economy?

Where there is a will…

Can the U.S. Become a No Kill Nation?

Sources:

Homeless Shelters that Allow Pets

How to Help Pets of Homeless People

March 8, 2012 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, Help Familie Keep Their Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, responsible pet ownership | , , , , | 6 Comments

GETTING TO ZERO

Ending Euthanasia of Healthy & Treatable Animals –  A New National Initiative of the American Humane Association In Cooperation with Visionary Corporations and Foundations  
The American Humane Association’s Getting to Zero®

Initiative is a critical, new national undertaking based on realistic assumptions and the profound belief that, within our lifetime, American society can reduce to zero the number of healthy or treatable dogs, cats and other companion animals that are euthanized in animal care and control facilities. This will not be easily accomplished, but we believe that with the replication of identified best practices to shelters and animal-welfare groups across the country — utilizing seed and operational funding provided by visionary companies and organizations as well as advice and consultation from the best in the field — the immediate impact can be substantial and sustaining, thus leading to zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals within 25 years.

Funding will be used to take the best practices available and replicate them, initially, to 12 shelters in geographically diverse areas of the country and, subsequently, to encourage and sustain further replication of these best practices to most, if not all, animal care and control facilities in the country.

Working in partnership with the animal-welfare community and corporate and foundation donors, American Humane launched this three-year initiative in 2006.

American Humane has made the reduction and eventual elimination of shelter euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats one of its highest priorities. Although many Americans maintain a deep love and affection for animals, and pets are cherished members of millions of families, the millions of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats euthanized each year remains a source of shame for our country. It is a situation that most view as socially and morally unacceptable.

There is growing public support for assuring that no adoptable animal is put to sleep at a shelter or abandoned in the street. It is a goal that deserves the efforts and commitment of every group and individual with concern and compassion for animals. American Humane recognizes that animal overpopulation is the result of human decision-making and all of us have a responsibility and role in its reduction.

Every year, at least 3.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters in the United States. Indeed, it has been noted that in many areas of the country, a majority of animals entering the shelter system “are euthanized rather than adopted or reclaimed by their owners.” This problem is not limited to a single area of the country or a single segment of our population — animal care and control facilities from coast to coast are flooded with healthy animals looking for a good home. It has been this way for decades although over the past 20 years, we have seen a sharp reduction in the numbers of animals euthanized.

American Humane is committed to helping identify, support and obtain funding for the replication of community-based interventions that have demonstrated success in reducing the euthanasia of healthy or treatable animals. We are convinced that by working together and adopting practices that have been shown to be effective, we will hasten the day when euthanasia is no longer viewed by the public as an unfortunate but inevitable consequence of animal control.

Source:  American Humane 

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Shelter kitten in kennel

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