Thursday, October 21, 2010

Page Animal Adoption Center

Yesterday I was happy to help out Angie at our Page Animal Adoption Center (PAAC).  Recently our PAAC began posting our homeless dogs and cats on  I think this is fantastic!  Angie already works extremely long hours in behalf of our local homeless animals.  To help out and get some of these beautiful pets into good homes I volunteered to photograph the animals she will be listing in the future.  A picture paints a thousand words, and my goal is to convey that these shelter animals are not homeless because they are sick, bad tempered, old, high maintenance, or in any way undesirable.  They are homeless because people, and particularly people in our community and surrounding area, are STILL NOT SPAYING AND NEUTERING. 

I adopted my own IG Scout from Petfinder.  Just because you want a certain breed, age, sex etc. does NOT mean you should to buy from a breeder, you can still support rescues! According to the ASPCA, twenty-five percent of dogs who enter local shelters are purebred. Nationwide every year about 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters.  Petfinder is a searchable database of over 13,500 adoption groups and shelters. The really fantastic thing about them is that you can search by breed, location, age, gender, size, and many other conditions, even whether they are house trained! 

Here are some of the cats currently awaiting good homes here in Page:
Go to and type in zip code 86040 for more info on these cuties!

The cost of spaying or neutering a pet is less than the cost of raising puppies or kittens for a year.
I am not homeless because I am sick, bad tempered, old, high maintenance, or in any way undesirable.

The average number of litters a fertile cat produces is one to two a year; average number of kittens is 4-6 per litter. Seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.

Research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety.  They boost our immunity. They can even help you get dates.

Please spread the word about our own Page Animal Adoption Center and Tweet this, post it to your facebook page, website, email it, whatever.  You never know, someone you tell may just save a life.  "No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Volunteer to help at the PAAC, or at least donate some cash.  Share this info.  Don't shop, Adopt!

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