October is Adopt a Shelter or Dog Month

A woman holds a dog up in her arms

Did you know that approximately 7.6 million animals enter shelters every year – 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats? Every year approximately 2.7 million are euthanized and approximately 2.7 million are adopted.*

Here are a few ideas of how you can help:

  1. Adopt a shelter dog.
  2. Make a donation to your favorite or local shelter.
  3. Spread the word on your Facebook or Twitter feed: Adopt a Dog and Save a Life month.
  4. Find out if your local shelters need other items donated, for example old towels or bedding.
  5. Sign up to foster a dog.
  6. Volunteer at a shelter.Ā 

Be a HERO and adopt from a shelter, you will save a life and gain a best friend.

*Information gathered from the ASPCA.

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