Before I start, I just want to mention that we crossed over the 7,000 post mark over at our ForeverHomeWanted.com blog. Thanks for making this such a hugh success for us, the traffic is amazing.
You all know how much I love adoptions, in fact adoption is one of my most favorite words ever! June is adopt a cat month and I would not want to miss an opportunity to to get my two cents in, so of course I will do just that.
According to the APPA, there are over 95 million owned cats in the United States today. Of these cats, only 33 percent were adopted from a shelter or rescue group. And, throughout the month of June, thousands of additional cats will enter shelters across the United States.
The Shelter Pet Project—a collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund®, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council—aims to help shelter cats and dogs find loving homes. This month, we’re celebrating Adopt-a-Cat Month with our radio, TV, out-of-home and interactive PSAs that will melt your heart. The PSAs encourage viewers to interact with real shelter pets, highlighting that the only way to find out how amazing shelter pets really are is to meet one.
So, go on over and ”meet” Smokey Joe, Meow Man and their other feline friends as they show off their winning personalities. You can also get to know Stetson, Maui, and Puma through the Shelter Pet Project’s new online experience.
At theshelterpetproject.org/meet the cats respond to the click of a mouse and to the touch of your finger, letting you recreate the experience of playing with a real-life, purring, pawing cat. If you like the cats in these PSAs, help by sharing them with the world. You can download all of their ads for free. Pick your favorite cat and feature it on your blog and social media channels.
For more ways that you and others can get involved in Adopt-a-Cat Month, check out this list from Shelter Pet Project partner, Petfinder.com and always, always remember to adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!
To learn more, visit TheShelterPetProject.org.