Every year, unwanted pets die in shelters due to lack of space. People need to be reminded of this on a daily basis, but Remember Me Thursday gathers together the public, bloggers and celebrities to shine a light on this problem on this special day once a year in the hopes to catch even more attention. While we hear reports that more and more animals are being adopted and this means less lives lost in shelters around the country and the world, there is still a huge problem. It isn't just adoption that will solve it - there needs to be more focus on spay/neuter, TNR and education. How do we keep those animals OUT of shelters? How do we work to reduce the population in the first place??
As a blogger and kitten foster, I have said more than once that while I love having kittens in my house, I would love to be put out of business. I doubt I am the only foster that will tell you this either. While we see a lot of joy, we also see a lot of heartbreak.
Remember - a lot of surrendered pets are very loved. With a little education and support, those animals could stay with their families and stay out of shelters.
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