While looking for the latest in my two series, Pet Adoption Videos That Don’t Make Me Want to Kill Myself and Spay Neuter with a Smile, I found that Animal Friends of Pittsburgh, one of my favorite sources for the first two, also produces a third kind, where they celebrate their volunteers. Think about what a terrific model for helping to solve the animal overpopulation problem this three-pronged approach makes:
- Make it clear that adoption will bring joy — as opposed to sad sack, depressing animals — into your life.
- Present the spay and neuter message with humor so people pay attention and learn that preventing pregnancies doesn’t have the downsides they might fear.
- Thank your shelter volunteers. Volunteering is its own reward, sure, but it’s not easy. Knowing that what you do is appreciated — and effective — gives people an extra incentive to come in.
Here’s one of Animal Friends’ efforts:
How great is that — people of all ages getting together to help animals. If you know any other videos that help celebrate shelter volunteers, send them my way. I feel a new series coming on…