When I heard that statistic, I knew I had to do something more. Our family has adopted three cats from our local shelters and several months ago I fostered a cat. If you didn’t see my story about fostering Oliver the cat and having him neutered, immunized and placed with an amazing family, be sure to read it because it is a great story with a happy ending.
So our family has done what we can so far to help with this incredibly sad issue. But recently I heard about another way that I can help and so can you and it is easy as reading this article and taking a pledge. No money needed, no commitments, just read below and then take the pledge at the link provided to help spread the word about the Fix. Adopt. Save. Pledge! that will greatly reduce the number of homeless animals and worse, the high number that are put down when they don’t get adopted.
The Fix. Adopt. Save. program is formed of an alliance of eight animal welfare agencies, backed by multi-mullion dollar philanthropic support. All have joined together to solve Maricopa County’s homeless animal problem by launching the “Fix. Adopt. Save.” campaign – a collaborative effort to encourage responsible pet ownership, and to dramatically increase spay/neuter and pet adoption rates in the Valley.
Never before have this many organizations come together to tackle dog and cat homelessness in the Valley, helping animals and communities in the process. The three-year effort will provide 44,000 free spay/neuter surgeries and prepare an additional 7,000 pets for adoption to reduce euthanasia of homeless pets. Nearly 90,000 animals per year end up in shelters with too few being adopted. This is good news and managedmoms.com fully supports this wonderful program!
The Fix. Adopt. Save. campaign aims to “change the equation,” for homeless animals in Maricopa County. For every 100 homeless animals who are adopted in Maricopa County, 100 others are euthanized. This equation is simply unacceptable.
Join us. Take the Fix. Adopt. Save. Pledge and be a part of our community pledge to save this innocent and sweet animals.
I took it and all I had to do was check a box that gave me an idea of what I can do to help with these efforts. There are several boxes to choose from and since we have already adopted three cats and fostered one, I checked the box that suggests to help the spread the word and writing this post does just that.
So take the pledge and tell us in the comments section about a pet that you have saved. Here are our three cats that were all adopted from shelters and all three of them are great pets and definitely loving members of our family….
I will raise a paw to that and say cheers to the Fix. Adopt. Save campaign. Join me!