AC Pup honored to become national mascot for Homeless Pet Clubs

April 6, 2013 

Today is a great day to head down to Warner Robins. It’s the eighth annual Rescue Day at Tractor Supply located at 6910 Watson Boulevard near the intersection of Watson Boulevard and U.S. 41.

The event is held today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Miss Celia Tamker always makes sure it’s a lot of fun. Rescue groups will have fabulous pets for adoption.

I really encourage everyone to support our rescue groups because they work so hard to save homeless pets from the pound. Our local rescue groups are clearly responsible for saving hundreds of lives. Come on down and find your lifelong friend.

Speaking of homeless pets, did you hear the fabulous news? In addition to being the mascot for the past four years for my local nonprofit animal welfare group, Central Georgia CARES, I have been named NATIONAL mascot for the incredible Homeless Pet Clubs!

I have been an advocate for animals across middle Georgia for my entire life. Now I will be spokesdog for homeless pets and more than 300 Homeless Pet Clubs across the nation. I am so excited about my expanded role and the opportunity it presents to be able to help even more animals.

Atlanta veterinarian Dr. Michael Good was distressed that 3 million to 4 million healthy adoptable pets are destroyed each year in the United States simply because they are homeless. And through no fault of their own, they found themselves in shelters rather than in loving homes. It’s very sad for a healthy pet to be executed simply because he has no one to love him.

So Dr. Good founded Homeless Pet Club in 1998 to help shelters to stop destroying healthy adoptable pets. The model of Homeless Pet Clubs enlists the help of businesses, schools and community groups to find homes for adoptable shelter pets.

So far more than 10,000 pets have been placed in loving homes through Homeless Pet Clubs.

It just so happened that folks from my nonprofit group CARES met Dr. Good last fall and really believed in what he was doing. So CARES signed up and has since included 16 businesses, schools and community groups as well as six rescue groups to be Homeless Pet Club members.

Since October 2012, CARES Homeless Pet Clubs have participated in more than 264 local adoptions. This is an incredible accomplishment to know that more than 264 pets that would have otherwise potentially been euthanized are now alive and thriving in wonderful loving homes.

This is definitely what I believe in and I’m so honored to be the national mascot. With your support and encouragement, CARES and I are going to work so hard to save as many animals across the country as we can. Take a look at local pets available at petclub.

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