An animal shelter in the US recently published a photo which will put a smile onevery animal lover's face today.Volunteers at the animal shelterKC Pet Project,in Missouri, photographed themselves standing inside empty cages which are normally occupied by dogs and cats who are up for adoption,The Dodoreports.
Last October, the shelter organised a giant dog adoption event which helped find forever homes for 166 animals.To celebrate the huge success of the adoption event and to put a smile on everyone's face, the volunteers showed all the empty dog kennels. The powerful visual image is a symbol of hope for everyanimal waiting in a shelter.
The idea to post the photo was a huge success, with over7,000 likes on Facebook and 1,300 shares. The ASPCA advised all shelters to try and send these positive messages out on their social media pages. After all, every adoption is a celebration!
The ASPCA reports that approximately 7.6 million pets(mostly dogs and cats) enter animal shelters in the USevery year, of which 2.7 million get adopted each year. But the harsh reality is that the same number of these pets(2.7 million) are euthanised every year.So that more of these animalscan find the homes they deserve, you can help support the ASPCA in the USor the RSPCA who help rehome abandoned pets in the UK. Please remember - adopt don't shop.