Hello pet friends!
Once again, I’m walking to save the lives of homeless pets!
This June, I had the chance to visit the Best Friends sanctuary in Utah, with two best friends of my own! It was AMAZING! It is a beautiful state, and a very modern animal sanctuary sitting on 3700 acres of red rock canyons.
Strut Your Mutt is a fundraising walk hosted by "Best Friends Animal Society" that saves the lives of homeless pets right here in my community and all across the country! Please support me by donating on my page, joining a walk near you, or supporting your local participating shelters. Your gift helps homeless pets and will support the animal welfare group I’ve chosen to walk for, Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Petersburg, FL.
This cause means so much to me and I am grateful for your help. Every day, more than 2,200 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one is a loving pet just like yours and mine.
While this number has come down greatly from the 17 million killed annually in 1984 when Best Friends Sanctuary was founded, to roughly 800,000 annually now, this is still unacceptable. Best Friends is leading the No Kill 2015 movement with the help of local shelters nationwide.
In 1984, the founders of Best Friends made a promise to one another and to the animals already in their care that they would build an animal sanctuary in Southern Utah, where they could dedicate their lives to housing and finding homes for unwanted pets while advocating the importance of no kill. At that time, shelters across America routinely killed cats and dogs as the primary method of pet population control. There wasn’t a national voice to end the killing. However, as the founders began to broaden the reach of Best Friends, they quickly learned that others would stand with them. Over 30 years later, they have inspired others throughout the country to take up the mantle of no kill and have helped to reduce the number of animals being killed in shelters by 91 percent.
Together, we can Save Them All and reduce that number to zero. Thank you for your kind support.