You are invited to join our friends at Stone City in Utica, as they once again host the “Dog Days Of Summer” to benefit Special Animal Friends and Rescue, Inc. on August 13, 2011 from 10am to 4 pm.
According to the ASPCA, every year 5 to 7 million animals enter a shelter and of those that enter a shelter, 3 to 4 million are euthanized. On average, for every ten dogs that are brought to a shelter, five are killed because they cannot find room. In cats, that number is larger with seven out of ten being killed because they cannot find room for them either. These animals need us because if someone doesn’t help them, there’s no way they can help themselves. They can’t beg and plead for another chance because there’s an obvious language barrier and they can’t fight for their lives because that would just lead to the same fate. If we as people don’t step up and do something, there is absolutely no hope for these animals.
SAFARI steps up. They take matters into their own hands and work tirelessly to find these animals homes. SAFARI is a network of foster homes that care for animals until they find a permanent home. They are funded by the foster families or by donations from kind-hearted citizens. SAFARI takes great care in placing the animals they foster because they fall in love with each and every animal they help and want to make sure they never have to go through being homeless again. They take in as many animals as they can but can only foster so many. This is where we can help.
By raising awareness, we can make people see that there is more to a shelter dog than what meets the eye. Pedigree says it best when they say:
“Shelter dogs aren’t broken; they’ve simply experienced more life. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write. The ones dealt a bad hand that responded with courage. Do not pity a shelter dog, adopt one.”
I’m not trying to say that adopting is the only way to help and I’m not saying that everyone should go out and adopt an animal right now, this moment. All I’m trying to say is that life isn’t so easy, especially for those that can never speak for themselves, but maybe, just maybe, we can help to make their lives a little easier.
YOU can help by supporting and visiting Stone City in Utica, as they once again host the “Dog Days Of Summer” to benefit Special Animal Friends and Rescue, Inc. on August 13, 2011 from 10am to 4 pm.