06 Oct October Is Adopt-A-Dog Month®
October Is Adopt-A-Dog Month ®
American Humane established Adopt-A-Dog Month® in October 1981 as an annual event to encourage people to save lives and enhance their own lives by adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Marie, there are even more reasons to celebrate Adopt-a-Dog month. According to American Humane, which organizes Adopt-a-Dog month every year, at any given time, an estimated three or four million animals can be found in shelters waiting for their forever home. With the devastation caused by the storms, even more animals are in need of rescue.
During Adopt-a-Dog Month, American Humane encourages people to become a hero by adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue organization. You might be saving a life and, at the same time, improving your own life in ways you could never imagine.
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“Trees now block the animal walkways. A large tree fell on top of the building where animals get around-the-clock medical attention.
“And then I got that fateful call during the night at two o’clock in the morning that the building one of our buildings, the sanctuary house the roof had collapsed inside of it,” said Allen Trowbridge, the organization’s operations manager,
Once the roof caved in, staff members had to pack up the animals during the storm and move them to the main house.
Now it’s tight quarters in the main building because the sick animals have to be quarantined.
The organization is on a mission to raise funds to replace the damaged building.
Sharon DiPietro the chairman, is leading the cause. “We are going to put a modular unit in its place. It’s going to be a pre-fabricated home, not a trailer, but a home that sits on a foundation.”
She hopes it happens soon. “We are trying to move with expediency to get the modular unit in place so that we can reclaim our sanctuary house get the needy animals back here where they need to belong and get the medical attention that they need.” And leave the larger building for the healthy animals that are ready for adoption.
The organization says the 50 animals that were in the damaged building were not hurt.”
If you have been thinking of getting a dog, this would be a great time to do it! If you can’t take on the responsibility of a pet at this time, consider making a donation to Tri-County Animal Rescue.
There are a number of other shelters and rescue organization in Palm Beach County where your best friend might be waiting for you, including Palm Beach Animal Care and Control in West Palm Beach.
Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control offers low-cost spay/neuter services, vaccinations, microchipping and law enforcement services to all residents of Palm Beach County.
Their adoption program is open to all qualified pet owners looking to adopt a new pet. They also adopt out of county as well as out of state. All adopted animals will be spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, protected again fleas and ticks, microchipped, sent home with a free bag of Science Diet pet food, and much more!
The shelter has also partnered with local veterinarians to provide a free Health Care Certificate with every adoption. The certificate offers a free exam for your pet from your choice of participating veterinarians and has a value of up to $500 in savings.
Adopt-a-Pet.com is a great resource no matter where you live. It is North America’s largest nonprofit pet adoption website.
So why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt? Adoption saves lives.
As American Humane says, “If you’re thinking about getting a dog, be a hero and consider adopting a rescue animal or a dog from your local shelter. You’ll be saving a life and greatly improving yours. Dogs are amazing, supportive, and heroic companions who can make a huge difference in your world as a best friend, an exercise buddy, someone who can be trained to provide animal-assisted therapy and help those with challenges they may face, or simply be a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work.
“Your local shelter is the perfect place to find dogs of every type, size, age and personality — all waiting for a loving home.”