Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

Press Release

 

Contact:

Penny Edwards, 270-877-6064

For Immediate Release:

09-01-2011

 

The Animal Refuge Center Celebrates Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

The Animal Refuge Center is joining Petfinder.com to celebrate Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week September 17 – 25.  The theme, “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m ____, Adopt Me Because I Need You,” urges people to adopt those pets who suffer from discrimination.  Reasons include breed prejudice, ageism and special needs. The Animal Refuge Center is having Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week thru September 17-25 to encourage potential adopters to consider pets they might not have previously.

Petfinder.com launched its first Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet campaign in 2009 after recognizing that approximately 95 percent of shelters and rescue groups have a harder time finding homes for certain pets.

“Every day, families walk into shelters or visit Petfinder.com and, perhaps unconsciously, bypass some adoptable pets simply because of the way they look, their age, or because they have a condition such as blindness or deafness,” said Betsy Banks Saul, the co-founder of Petfinder.com.

Petfinder.com will also be featuring a gallery of “less adoptable” pets on its Web site during the weeklong event to highlight just how many pets need to be given a chance.

The Animal Refuge Center posts its adoptable pets on Petfinder at http://animalrefugecenter.org.

 

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