Today I am honored to be participating in:
which is a special, online global event created by Be The Change For Animals in their hope to stress the importance of dog rescue.
“Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because not enough people are adopting dogs through local rescue groups and shelters. Instead, many people purchase from pet stores not knowing that most come from puppy mills – read more at: http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-scams-cons.aspx: Additionally, many people underestimate the time and dedication it takes to become a responsible pet owner, and surrender their dogs, or worse.”
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
- Adopting a companion: http://theshelterpetproject.org/
- Donating to a local dog rescue organization
- Fostering a dog
- Volunteering at a local shelter or rescue organization
- Sharing this post across all forms of social media and encourage others to paticipate!
As I mentioned in my blog post on July 15th, when my Mom and Dad began their search for a Sheltie to live with them, they chose to purchase me through a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER, because they could not find a Sheltie Rescue near their home. At that time they did not know about the amazing organization called:
Had she and Dad known about them, I might not have ever come to live with my Mom and Dad! At that time obviously it wasn’t meant for them to know about Pilots N Paws but Mom was in complete awe when she met a gentleman named Darren a few months ago at a special ” Pet Connect” meeting that was held by Michigan Humane.
Darren had shown a video and had told everyone in attendance about Pilots N Paws.
Mom was completely in awe of the fabulous work that they do!
Here is some info about them:
“Pilots N Paws is a 501c3 charitable organization of general aviation pilots working together with rescue volunteers and shelters. Together they save the lives of innocent animals by moving them from overcrowded areas, escaping euthanasia, to areas where adoptive homes can be found.”
We don’t have the original video that Darren shared with us (because Mom forgot about having to help me with this blog post today, and didn’t have time to contact him! BOL!!) but we found one on YouTube that we wanted to share with you:
Guess what? If you are a pilot, they need you!
Find out how you can help
You may also “like” them on Facebook
We thank Pilots N Paws for the amazing work that they do, and we raise our paws to them!!!
We also raise our paws in THANKS to Be The Change For Animals, for their commitment and their passion in helping to bring awareness to the public of the often dire circumstances that exist in the lives of many animals and their dedication to “Making a difference” and “Being the Change for Animals.”
Barks and licks and love, Dakota