Monday, June 10, 2013

June 11: Just One Day

A day is 24 hours. It’s how we measure the amount of time we spend at work. A day can be something can we look forward to or celebrate. But in U.S. animal shelters, a day represents 10,411 lives needlessly lost.

To most people, June 11 is Just One Day. But, June 11 is a day that will change everything for about 10,000 companion animals, and a day that can change the world. On June 11, we can be a No Kill nation.

For Just One Day, shelter workers will put down their syringes and pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them and post them on the internet, Facebook and Twitter.

On June 11, they will market their animals to the public, they will reach out to rescue groups, they will host adoption events with discounted rates, they will stay open for extended hours, and they will ask their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way.

Instead of going into body bags in freezers, animals will go out the front door in the loving arms of families. At the end of the day, the shelters will be emptier than when the day started. And, no one will have had to die in order to make that happen.

On June 11, Just One Day is helping bring together over 1,200 shelters, veterinarians, euthanasia technicians and other supporters to save over 10,000 animals’ lives. If you’re looking to adopt a pet, many of the animal shelters that have taken the Just One Day pledge to not kill any savable animals will host adoption events with discounted rates, and stay open for extended hours.

If you're looking for a new friend, June 11 is the day! To find a participating local shelter or join the event, visit or the Just One Day Facebook page.

Thanks to Nicholas Cuellar at PetKeeper Secrets for sharing this cause with us.


  1. What a great idea, and I really hope it helps find homes for many of the animals. Would like to say "all of the animals" but guess that will never happen.

  2. I sure hope one day turns into every day sooner than later.