We're joining forces with other committed pet bloggers today, Blog the Change Day, to help spread the good word about pet adoption. The big day is next Monday, July 23rd, when you're all encouraged to make a difference in the lives of shelter and rescue dogs and the workers (often volunteers) who work tirelessly to help take dogs off death row and into loving homes.
As we know, millions of innocent dogs are euthanized each year because not enough folks are adopting dogs through rescue groups and shelters. According to the Humane Society of the United States, "Nationwide, only about 20% of dogs in homes come from shelters...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."
So this is one big way you can help! Why not grab the badge from Be the Change for Animals sidebar and add it to your blog (like we did), and write your own post today, encouraging all of your friends to do the same (like we did!). We all know how powerful voices united for a cause can be! And don't forget to spread the good word on your social media sites, too. And while you're at it, link up your post to the Be the Change Bloghop, to get extra bang for your post. Of course, you can always grab the bloghop code and add it to your post as well.
Thanks in advance for all of your efforts to help shelter dogs-we'll see you at the bloghop!