Pets Without Parents, a Columbus, Ohio-based animal shelter, is the first beneficiary of the “Be the Change You Want to See” movement launched at last week’s BlogPaws conference. The movement encourages all pet lovers to come together to support a cause.
Today, April 16, is the official “Pets Without Parents Be the Change” fundraising day. Donations will be encouraged and accepted on blogs, Facebook and Twitter. i Love Dogs hopes to get the ball rolling by donating $250 to Pets Without Partners, and we challenge other companies to match our donation. More information about this inspiring event can be found at Be the Change You Want to See.
Founded in 2001, Pets Without Parents is a no-kill, non-profit shelter for dogs and cats. Its mission is to “place every pet that enters our shelter into a loving, permanent home; to motivate our local community to support our shelter, its no-kill mission, and spay-neuter efforts through donation, volunteer, and adoption opportunities…until every pet goes home.”
Last year Pets Without Parents saw a 13-percent increase in adoptions. Homes were found for 313 cats and 345 dogs, many of which were rescued from kill shelters.
“We adopted Dip (formerly Kanoa) from PWP in August 2009. She has been the perfect addition to our family. Our other dog, Bella, warmed up to her instantly, and they spend every night playing together. She is the biggest cuddler … We are so thankful that you saved her from the Athens shelter and allowed us to take her home. We cannot imagine life without our Dip!”
In a Yelp review, Marissa M. wrote, “Everything ended happily ever after and I would recommend this shelter. They have a great, informative website with lots of pictures. They also have a staff that clearly cares. If you are ready for a pet don’t buy it from a pet store. Be a hero and rescue an animal from Pets Without Parents. You will be glad you did.”
In addition to functioning as an adoption shelter, Pets Without Parents ”does everything in our power” to reduce pet overpopulation, including educating the community about the importance of spaying or neutering its cats and dogs.
You can be the change – help Pets Without Parents continue its great efforts by clicking the Donate button below!
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