September 19 - 25 ~ Adopt-a-lesser Adoptable Pet Week
Lola was abandoned in the middle of the night at a vet office. The note said that the owner was pregnant and couldn't stand the smell of the cat food! Lola is 10 years old, declawed, spayed and up to date on her indoor vaccines. She gets along OK with other cats but would probably thrive in a quieter home with no other pets. She loves to be brushed and enjoys eating!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in pretty Lola.
Lola is in Conyers, GA
He is a Domestic Shorthair. He is very unhappy at Animal Control/Services.
He hopes to find a loving home very soon.
He arrived at AC on April 25, 2010.
He is in Decatur, GA
This week is Petfinder.com's Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, a week dedicated to spotlighting those pets that are most often overlooked in shelters. It's all about getting people to take a second glance -- and give a second chance -- to those pets whose only crime is being a little older, the "wrong" color, or otherwise "less adoptable" -- but who have just as much love to give.
So BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets and I are taking up the cause for the next Be the Change Challenge! We're spreading the word about the many great adoptable pets who sit in shelters for weeks, months, and even years waiting for their forever home while the cute and cuddly kittens and puppies get snapped right up.
So who are these "less adoptable" pets? According to a survey of Petfinder member shelters and rescues the hardest to adopt out pets are senior or older pets, those with health problems (even minor ones), victims of breed prejudice (like Pit Bulls), shy pets, and those that need to be only pets. But that's not all! A lot of people overlook black and
brindle dogs and cats as well. (Not convinced? Check Why Less Adoptable Pets Rule.)
So next time you or a friend are looking to adopt, give these pets a second chance, a little more time and you never know, a less adoptable pet might just be the purrr-fect pet adoption for you!
Thanks for reading..I had to copy to make sure I got all info in, sorry :)
~ The Bunch