Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Just One Day

For the past several years, organizations around the world have taken a pledge through Just One Day:

For 24 hours they ask shelters and rescue to not euthanize animals, pick up their cameras instead and do everything in their power to promote adoptions and save lives. The movement is spreading and last year there were over 12,000 adoptions. We followed along on facebook and you could see pictures being posted of empty cages and people lined up. You can check on their website for shelters and rescue in your area that have taken the pledge. During the day as cages emptied, some shelters reached out to local rescues that don't have actual buildings asking them to bring adoptable animals.

Was it successful everywhere? Maybe not....but that is a lot of lives saved.

We are lucky in that the rescue we foster for in no-kill. But the local humane society is open admissions, which means the clock starts running the minute an animal goes through their doors. Until people are responsible and spay/neuter, commit to a lifetime of care, and are more willing to adopt than shop for their next pet, lives will continue to be lost as shelters across the US are overcrowded and doing the best they can.

We hope you will help spread the word.....adopt, donate, foster, volunteer and educate!


  1. Awesome pledge! Our city's shelter is a kill shelter, the one we were adopted from a no-kill shelter (which still leaves the issue of over-crowding). We just looked, they don't seem to be part of the "Just One Day" movement. Heck, they don't even automatically spay/neuter the pets that come in; they offer a $50 voucher toward that, which is peanuts compared to the actual cost of the procedure at a regular clinic. But we digress.

    We hope more and more shelters get on board with the "no kill" movement, even if for just that one day.

  2. I pray for the day that we are a No Kill Nation. This is a wonderful pledge in the meantime.

  3. We don't have a No Kill shelter though the local PAWs seem to be working towards that (YAY!). Mommy tries to do her bit by doing TNR. :)

  4. Thank you so much for the reminder - this is such an important day!

  5. One of our shelters is no kill the other is not. It's a shame that the animals have to suffer because humans are morons

  6. Wow, I had no idea it was that successful! That's wonderful!

  7. Paws crossed for this to be the most successful Just One Day event ever!

  8. This is an awesome day - will pass the word on.

    Cats of wildcat woods


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