Sunday, July 15, 2012
Blog the Change Day
This month, Team BtC is asking you to help publicize Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue, a special online global event to be held on July 23 stressing the importance of dog adoption.
BTC4animals.com is proud to partner with Blog Catalog, Dog Rescue Success and YOU to harness a global online community to help save the lives of dogs in need.
Every year, millions of homeless dogs are euthanized because not enough people adopt dogs through local rescue groups and shelters.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, only about 20 percent of dogs in homes come from shelters—the rest come from other sources. Many people purchase from pet stores not knowing that most pet store puppies come from puppy mills.
Yet it would only take a relatively small increase in the adoption rate along with a modest reduction in the birth rate to go a long way toward solving the problem of euthanizing healthy and treatable dogs in many communities.
Local dog rescue organizations consist of volunteers who help by fostering dogs in their own homes while they search for permanent placement. As their own resources permit, these groups work with local animal shelters in an effort to place adoptable dogs that are scheduled for euthanasia.
But the sad fact is that many dogs do die every day before they find a forever home. Consumers can literally save a dog’s life simply by choosing adoption over a pet store or breeder purchase.
We all have the ability to make a difference in the world by taking action. Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue participants have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of dogs in need!
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