Due to the big Amazon Gift Card giveaway I’m running, there are many new subscribers to the blog this week! I want to say a big welcome, and I want to explain a little bit about what we do here.
The main missions of this blog are to change hearts and minds about Pit Bull-type dogs, and to be an advocate for shelter dogs. We do that through social network sharing, and I’ll talk more about that in a minute but right now, I’d like to share some statistics that might shock you about homeless animals Did you know that:
- In the US, there are 45 dogs and cats for every one person;
- Only one of every 10 dogs born will end up in a forever home;
- A shelter in Nashville has been reported to kill 95 out of every 100 dogs it takes in;
- One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 over a period of 6 years.
A lot of people mistakenly believe that if they can’t care for their pet – or simply don’t want to – they can take it to an animal shelter and someone else will find a good home for it.
But so often it doesn’t happen that way. Most shelters euthanize even healthy animals after a certain period of time, and it might shock you to know that they also euthanize puppies and kittens, as well as pregnant moms.
I’ve learned, though, that by spreading the word about shelter animals through social media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and blogs, we can make an impact and ultimately, we can save lives.
It happens every single day, and it happens because people just like you care enough to share a little piece of their online real estate. It takes only a few seconds to share a photo of a shelter dog or cat, and you can do it even if you don’t live in the city or state where the animal is located.
Word travels fast through social media, and your simple post may be read and shared by hundreds of people – including the person who’s looking for a new pet.
Social network sharing saves hundreds of dogs in the United States every single week. Just look at Miss Lily in the photo above; she was just hours away from death when someone saw her photograph on Facebook and saved her life.
Or, how about Nico, whose sad, hopeless shelter photo was seen by thousands on Facebook, which prompted someone to step up and make a difference. Today he’s healthy, beautiful, and living an amazing life.
In a nutshell, what we do here is spread the word about homeless dogs in need of rescue. Some days it’s hard, but most days it’s so rewarding because it takes so little to make such a big difference.
I ask you to hang around a while and get to know what we’re all about. I ask you to join us in sharing shelter dogs on your social media accounts. Even if you share only one a day, it does make a difference.
So, are you up for it? Will you join The Lazy Pit Bull Army and help us change the ending to the stories of these shelter dogs? I mean, what else were you planning on doing today?