We love celebrating the anniversary of our adoption of our lovely kitty cat Monroe into our family this year will be the 2nd year. If you are a pet lover or want to become a pet owner there are so many animals that could use your help. Now don’t encourage anyone to run go adopt a pet without thinking twice. I only say that as you want to make sure your ready to get and commit to having a pet. The last thing you want is to not be prepared. Let me share my story of pet adoption #ShelterPetLove with you and then how you can make a difference!
As I mentioned being prepared is important but, it wasn’t necessarily the case in our pet adoption. In our case 85% prepared / 15% spur of the moment. Why do I say this? Well, Sammie had a Siamese cat which was suppose to be our family cat but, we didn’t realize Siamese cats really take to one person. Now, I’m not saying she’s not a family cat at all. She is but, when Sammie is around she pretty much follows her around, sits, sleeps and has to be with her. When Sammie is at school or elsewhere then she opens up to us lovingly and she is undeniably a great pet.
#ShelterPetLove A Story of Adoption And How You Can Help
While researching adopting another cat from a shelter we had found out that black cats don’t get adopted very often. They are often over looked. I’ve always thought they were so beautiful, many with green or gold eyes. We had been on the hunt for a second cat from the shelter for months. One weekend when I was out of town Sammie and the Mr. had gone to the local farmers market and spotted a local shelter sharing day and stopped. There he was Sammie was in love she found the kitty that I had been looking for pure black, big eyes and she said sweet as I’m hearing this from a cell phone call. Well, does dad know he’ll have to deal with it all until I get home? Kitten food, litter box, Dr. visit, introductions to other pets….?
Back and forth we all went over the phone but, they decided to go ahead and adopt the kitten. We ended up with a kitty who had runny eyes from a kennel cold, which is not uncommon. They already were treating him and he was due to come back for a visit, eye drops if needed… (*With adopting black cats or kittens: There are usually bonuses, discounts and sometimes they are free…Check with your local shelters)
Our #ShelterPetLove story ending
Soon after I got home I saw the cutest black fur ball of a kitten, with a big blue bow still on his collar. Within a week or so he was as healthy as could be. He is the sweetest loving cat. Playful with our other pets and a great addition to our family! He constantly assists me on many of my photo shoots by photo bombing and making me smile daily! Monroe is our #ShelterPetLove Story! Have you considered adopting a pet?
You can make the difference for a shelter pet today!
Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help to find a home each year. I’m reaching out to you on behalf of The Shelter Pet Project, a collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund®, and the Ad Council, to ask for your support.
The goal of The Shelter Pet Project is to make shelters and rescue groups the first place people turn when looking to get a new pet.
Actress Bellamy Young, who plays First Lady Mellie Grant on ABC’s “Scandal,” in partnership with the Shelter Pet Project, stars in a new online video featuring her adopted dog Bean and adopted cat Sadie. The video helps break down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and spreads the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and loveable.
In the video, Bellamy says, “Adoption is very near and dear to my heart” and encourages those who are thinking about pet adoption to take the next step and experience a “love unlike anything you’ve ever known.”
Millions of people are looking to acquire a pet within the next year. Will you help us show potential adopters that they can provide loving homes for shelter and rescue pets?
- Check out this video: “Meet My Shelter Pet” video featuring Bellamy Young: https://www.youtube.com/embed/
- Visit The Shelter Pet Project: TheShelterPetProject.org, where they can “meet” shelter pets through an interactive experience, search for a dog or cat from a local shelter or rescue group, read adoption success stories, and learn valuable information about pet adoption.
- Connect on social media about this project by using the #ShelterPetLove
Have you adopted a pet from a shelter? Would you consider adopting a pet from a shelter?