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Pet Adoption Videos That Don’t Make Me Want to Kill Myself (But Do Make Me a Little Sad)

Tweet First things first. I love the Shelter Pet Project, a joint effort of the Ad Council, Maddie’s Fund, and the Humane Society of the United States  to end the euthanasia of healthy animals. I wrote a three-part series about it a couple of years ago. In Part 1, I covered the first phase of […]
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The Shelter Pet Project, Pt. 3: The Future

Tweet “Our goal is to end the euthanasia of dogs and cats in America that are healthy and treatable. To do that we have to place 2.7 million more dogs and cats this year than we did in the previous year: that means 4 more adoptions per week per animal organization in the United States. […]
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Shelter Pet Project, Pt. 2: A Pet Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tweet “A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person. Adopt.” — slogan, the Shelter Pet Project In a three-part series, I’m exploring the Shelter Pet Project,  a campaign dedicated to ending the killing of healthy, adoptable pets. These posts are based on my interview with Rich Avanzino, President […]
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Year End Musings and Newsings

Tweet It’s a funny time, the week between Christmas and New Year’s — even for people like me who don’t really celebrate the holidays, except by drinking too much eggnog and gorging on cookies and fudge. It’s limbo, not quite out with the old nor in with the new. I always look forward to this […]
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The Shelter Pet Project, Pt. 1: Changing Perceptions

Tweet “Our movement is dedicated to changing the status quo. We have 17 million people out there who are going to get an animal next year and they haven’t yet decided from where. If we can get 2.7 million of them to decide to get a pet from a rescue or a shelter, we can […]
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Pet Adoption Videos That Don’t Make Me Want To Kill Myself, #6

Tweet Brought to you by the Shelter Pet Project, which has an amazingly creative site, featuring the dog in this video as spokesdog. This may be the funniest one in the adoption series  — as opposed to the spay/neuter series — so far, though the practice it depicts is awful and all too common. What […]
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