We were going to post on the Shelter Pet Project a couple of months ago and we forgot about it. We know. We never forget! How could this happen? Okay, so we do forget once in a while. Well, every now and ... uh, what were we talking about?
As we have said before, it's all Jan's fault. She claims we got our collective bad memory on our own, but we know she adds Amnesia Spice to our food when we're not looking. It's probably that strange smelling weed she grows on the back patio we don't have.
We do have a soft spot for shelter pets, so we approve of campaigns that try to improve their image. The animals that go through a shelter are mutts, purebreds, lost, abandoned, abused, given up with heavy heart and many tears, very young, seniors, large, small, injured, healthy, well-trained, untrained ... Yes, there is a wide variety and one of them could be just right for your home.
The Shelter Pet Project is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's Fund, and the Ad Council. It uses humor to make the point that animals end up in the shelter through no fault of their own. This is one of their videos from maddiesfund on YouTube.
If the video doesn't play, click here. You can find other videos from the campaign listed under "related videos."
We have a problem with the sound and video on the campaign's website introduction but once past that ... (It could have something to do with our browser or sound. Perhaps the sound and video will work without problem for you.) http://www.theshelterpetproject.org They are @shelterpets on twitter and are also on Facebook (must be a FB member to view page).