Sunday, January 25, 2009

National Adopt an Animal Already in Rescue Day

A horse blog I recently started following, Fugly Horse of the Day, has designated February 2nd as National Adopt an Animal Already in Rescue Day. The idea is to adopt an animal from a rescue or a no-kill shelter — not from an open admission shelter (which essentially means kill shelter). Even though these animals have already been technically "rescued," they still desperately need homes to call their own — not to mention, adopting one frees up that spot for another animal in need of being rescued!

Heaven knows with two dogs, two cats, and a horse, my husband and I are already full up — but Fugly isn't putting any pressure on people to adopt an animal if they're not able to. She specifically issues her challenge to those "who are thinking of adding another animal to your household." Adopting an animal you don't have the time or money to care for properly isn't doing the animal any favors, so this only applies to those who have made a responsible decision to add a dog, cat, or horse to their family.

If any of my readers take Fugly up on her challenge, I would be interested to hear about it!

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