It’s Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2011, and behind that somewhat lengthy name is a really great cause that’s near and dear to my heart: finding homes for all the deserving cats and dogs who need them.
You’d like to think that every cat or dog awaiting adoption had an equal shot at finding its way to a “forever home,” but sadly, that’s nowhere close to reality. Black pets, senior pets, blind or deaf pets, banned or restricted breeds, FIV+ cats … the list goes on. All of these pets are less likely to be adopted and more likely to have an extended stay in the shelter or rescue. Petfinder.com created this week to generate awareness of this challenge and put the spotlight on these underdogs (and under-cats!) awaiting adoption.
Visit Petfinder.com this week to check out a gallery of 450 “less adoptable” pets available for adoption, check out a Blog Hop with more than 120 posts, or snag a cool animated banner of your own to spread the word. As the owner of a black, vision-impaired, senior dog and the former owner of a black cat, these actually brought a little tear to my eye.