Shelters across the United States are always stretched the limit in terms of man power, facilities, food, medicine and money. The reality is that sheltered pets are at risk of being euthanized. Pet Pardons has a better idea by providing a way for people on Facebook to connect with sheltered pets to get them adopted before it’s too late.
Pet Pardons fans get daily updates that they can then share with others by clicking the “advocate” button on the pet’s profile that is in need of adopting. “By educating the public about the number of pets killed in America,” said Ashley Hill, Co-Founder and Communications Director, “Pet Pardons aims to promote adoption, spay/neuter, and volunteerism.” Even if the fan cannot adopt the pet they can send money to the shelter and hopefully save the pets life or extend it until someone comes forward and adopts the pet.
“Shelter workers, rescue groups, and volunteers can submit a pet on the Pet Pardons Facebook application, in hopes of finding homes for them” said Hill. “Many of these pets are living on death row in shelters, and sadly, they only have a few days left to live. There is also a section for no-kill shelters and rescue groups to post their adoptable pets.”
According to Hill, “Whether the pet is living in a kill shelter, or with a rescue group, all of these pets have one thing in common: they don’t have a family to call their own. Some of these pets have never had a family, while others used to have a family, but sadly, the owners who were supposed to love them forever dumped them in a shelter to die.”
So far Pet Pardons has been able to rescue over 2,100 sheltered animals from around the United States. It is believed that more could have been saved if these animals had been given a few more days or even hours. There is also an RIP section as a memorial to the 272 pets that were not saved. Hill states that “the number of RIP pets on Pet Pardons is extremely low when compared to the thousands of shelter pets who are euthanized each day in this country—approximately 9 million pets per year in America. Even if the pet is seen by someone who can help, it’s difficult for them to get to the shelter in time.”
For all those interested in joining Pet Pardon as a Facebook fan can click here