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Shelter Bowl IV

shelter bowlIn honor of the big game this week, GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank is celebrating our fourth annual Shelter Bowl.

Help us meet our goal of $20,000 to provide nutritious pet food to shelter animals all across the United States.

Food is one of the most vital needs for animal shelters and rescues. It’s also the largest expense for many of these organizations, but more money spent on food means less funding for other life-saving programs for the animals in their care. Continue reading Shelter Bowl IV

And this is why we say “no puppies under the tree”

From WLWT, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, this video speaks to the increase in the number of shelter pets that occurs right after Christmas, when dogs don’t meet the expectations of their new families. Or they pee on the floor. Or they chew up a shoe. Or they get in the garbage.

People need to do their research and make their own decisions about pets – that’s why they make terrible gifts.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

A Mega Deal for a Friend

PetulaFrom the Facebook page of my friend, Jamiley: Before today I had never been in the pound. Never been to the Humane Society either. I don’t know how people that work in these places do it every day. It ripped my heart out to see dogs “stuck” in cages. When the guy helping us opened up Petula’s cage all the other dogs started barking because they wanted out too. And every single one of them had something about it you could just fall in love with. I wish I could’ve chosen them all. Continue reading A Mega Deal for a Friend

Ohio Names Shelter Animals Official State Pet

Animal Shelter KennelI’m proud of my home state of Ohio. The Ohio House voted with a 78-0 vote on SB 86 which includes language sponsored by state Representative Laura Lanese:

“A shelter pet is hereby designated as the official pet of the state to raise public awareness of shelter animals.”

The measure still needs to pass the state Senate and be signed by the Governor, but it’s a start!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

How Adoptable Animals Should Be Advertised

I know this is an ad for an adoptable cat, but it is so well written I wanted to share it. I spend a fair amount of time dreaming about getting another dog, and perusing rescue postings. Usually, they are written to fit a certain template and tell you just about nothing about the dog. This one, by contrast, really gets your attention.

I think better ads are more successful than boring ones, don’t you? I have to think the adoption rate would go up if rescues and shelters put a bit more thought into their adoption ads. Continue reading How Adoptable Animals Should Be Advertised

Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill

I Do Not Have Enough Money Looking for a last minute way to create a charitable deduction for your taxes? This may be the last year ever that you will be able to use donations as a way to lower your tax bill. Check out our top ten list of the items most needed by shelters and rescue organizations. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Ways to Lower Your Tax Bill