Sunday, 15 July 2012

Bloggers Unite For Dog Rescue!

I will be taking part in a special online global event that will be held on July 23, 2012. Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue will highlight and stress the importance of dog adoption.

In the UK, and indeed worldwide, over-breeding of dogs continues to be a huge problem. Many people jump into buying a puppy without thinking about the life-long love, care, responsibility and expense that it entails. For every puppy that is bought, a dog in a shelter is euthanized because no one rescued them. And more often than not, the people that bought the puppy will change their mind when it grows bigger, or they decide they haven't got time for it, and the puppy may end up in a shelter itself. So it is a vicious cycle really.

If more people were aware of the crisis of dogs in shelters, then hopefully more of these dogs can be saved and given the loving home they deserve. In most shelters in the UK, dogs in the pound are given only 7 days to be rescued, or they are put down. Dog rescues are often small organisations, and whilst they work extremely hard to get as many dogs out of the pounds as they can - often arranging transport links to save a dog from the other end of the country - the financial side can often become an issue.

So on 23rd July I will be raising awareness of rescue dogs. I will be sharing the stories of my local dog rescues, making a donation to them, and encouraging others to do the same. Please spread the word - visit Be the Change for Animals for further information.


  1. Wonderful post about the upcoming event. Thanks for spreading the word and planning to participate in this important cause.

  2. Thanks so much for Blogging the Change by spreading the word about the July 23rd dog rescue event. Sharing local dogs in need is the perfect way to make a connection. I look forward to visiting you post. With folks like you promoting this special day, it's sure to be a success!

    Kim Clune

  3. Just stopping by to say hi! This is an awesome cause and I hope it helps a lot of homeless dogs find their forever home!

  4. Jessica - I couldn't have said it any better. You described the issue perfectly. Thank you so very much for joining us on July 23rd to bring attention to pet adoption and rescues, and for spreading the word.

    I look forward to reading your post on July 23rd and hearing about your experience in Cornwall.

    Mel Freer

  5. Awesome post... thank you so much for spreading the word about the July 23rd event. I can't wait to see what you share that day!



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