Monday, January 9, 2017

Awww Monday - Good News - Social Media Unleashed

Many regional animal shelters have turned to social media to help spread the word about homeless petsAs the internet has definitively proven, a photo of a kitten or a puppy is irresistible, and animal rescue organisations are using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Imgur to exploit our addiction for good news. Also, social media posters help to amplify this effort by aggregating pet photos and stories around from around the world.   
♬  Hi Ho Hi Ho

Its off to school I go!
With a bottle of beer 
and a kick in the rear
Hi Ho Hi Ho 

Boudreaux, aka Bubba B, was returned three times to Austin Shelter and is scared he'll never get adopted

"I can't believe I'm doing this, but I'm in Austin and I'm going right now to fill out the paperwork. I'm a big believer that dogs find YOU!" - hodaddelvecchio 
"Follow-up: have received a reply email from the Austin Animal Center that our application has been accepted! Will update" - hodaddelvecchio

In the last two weeks of December, the shelter emptied all of their dog kennels not once, but twice! And in a historic first for the shelter, they emptied all of their cat kennels too!

Same story at the Hawaiian Humane Society 

Heroes Come In All Shapes and Sizes
 “I’m Kala. This is Keira. We’re so scared in here. The people working in the shelters see how scared we are but just told each other that today is our deadline. We have to have someone rescue us or we’ll be “next.” Keira is black and not a “real boxer,” just a mix. She’s so brave and tells me it will be okay no matter what happens. She tells me to be brave too but I don’t know if I can be. Can you see our faces. Keira knows what will happen. You can see it in her eyes. She’s putting on a brave face for sure but I can feel her heart beating fast while I’m clinging to her. If no one saves us, someone will take her away from me. I’ll see her as she goes down the hallway. She won’t come back and I’ll cry. They’ll come for me next and I won’t be as brave. We’ve comforted each other while we were here. She gave me hope when I had none. Now it’s over. Unless…”

The post has been updated several times, and flooded with support for the two. It also led to their adoption! Just two hours and six minutes after posting their story, the pair was rescued together! They are now safe and sound in a new home, and no longer have to live in fear each day.

Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters, an animal rescue organization and group of no-kill shelters headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has produced a hilarious online commercial that’s absolutely purr-fect.

Pup Posing For Adoption Pics Can’t Help But Be Adorably Awkward 

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