Animal Center Also Encourages Adoption Of 'Less Adoptable' Pets
The Animal Center of Moore County is also joining Petfinder.com in celebrating Wednesday, Aug. 12, as Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day.
"We want to call attention to the thousands of homeless pets who, for one reason or another, get overlooked," says Kim Saunders, vice president of shelter outreach and public relations at Petfinder.com. "It may be that the pet is simply shy and doesn't put her best paw forward with potential adopters. Or perhaps he is a senior citizen. Some pets may need a bit of training to show their true colors, but adopters should keep in mind that many seniors already have that training. Another less-adopted pet is the Pit Bull because the breed has been given an unwarranted bad rap in the media."
Petfinder.com, the largest online database of homeless pets, has designated Aug. 12 as a day for its over 12,500 member animal welfare organizations to focus on their hard-to-place pets.
Over 95 percent of Petfinder members surveyed have some adoptable pet or pets on Petfinder.com that they are finding it especially hard to find homes for.
"Spotlighting these pets is one more way we can help end the euthanasia of adoptable pets," Saunders says.
The Animal Center of Moore County is located at 5235 U.S. 15-501, Carthage. Adoption hours are: Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (910) 947-2858 for information.
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