Shelter Pets Need Your Love (3 videos)
Here are three quite different videos about pet adoption.
The first is the most emotional; the second talks about the opportunity for those of you who live in the northern United States to do something positive in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill; and the last looks at adoption of dogs you won’t find in shelters, greyhounds.
Pets Need Your Love
You can’t fail to be touched by this video, made by the Humane Society of the United States, with pictures of loving, hopeful animals, mostly in cages at a shelter, backed by the song I Need Love.
I already have two rescue cats, Kami and Tigger, that I love dearly, but this video made me wish I could care for more. How does it affect you?
Here’s a touching viewer comment on this video: “An animal is the best friend you will ever have. They will never lie to you, they will never do anything to break your heart. They will love you no matter if you are pretty or ugly, they will love you no matter if you are rich or poor, they will protect you with their life, they will never turn their back on you, they are sad when you are sad, they are happy when you are happy. This makes them the ultimate friend.”
On page 2 see the story of 100 dogs who lost their homes and families due to the Gulf Oil Spill and are being sent north to find new homes.
Photo credit: OlgaKayPix
The Journey North for 100 Dogs
Animal shelters in Louisiana are overwhelmed with dogs who have lost their homes as an indirect result of the Gulf oil spill. One shelter reported that its “guests” had quadrupled.
To help reduce the load and gives these wonderful animals a better chance of adoption, the Humane Society of the United States transported 100 of them to shelters in the north.
This video tells the story. Maybe there is a shelter near you where you can find the pet of your dreams.
On page 3 you’ll see a video about greyhound adoption, and learn what wonderful pets they can be.
Photo credit: HenryCountyHumaneSociety
Adopt a Greyhound
Perhaps you never thought of adopting a greyhound. Aren’t they too high strung?
In fact, these dogs make wonderful pets, and they are thrilled to be in a home and family after years of being caged and forced to race.
This National Geographic film tells the story of Long Island Greyhound Transfer, which finds loving homes for these wonderful animals after their racing days are over.
Photo credit: JAGwired