A bitch caught the tail end of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and this segment (hope this link works!) about a young man who is making a difference in his community.
The young man is a regular volunteer at a local shelter for abandoned pets. He noticed the increase in the number of pets being given up at the shelter and asked why it was happening. The answer was clear – folks are having trouble making ends meet and they are giving up their pets because they can’t afford to feed them.
Now, some folks may have responded to that news and the increased need for resources at the shelter by organizing donations to the shelter…and a bitch fully supports donating goods and money to local animal shelters because Betsey the sorta-beagle and her cousin Sweetie the three-legged chow are both former shelter dawgs.
But I also adore the solution this young man came up with…he started a food bank at the animal shelter.
I love this lesson in problem solving because it demonstrated a true understanding of the problem and it also helps the shelter out.
People who are struggling get to keep their pet companions…and feed them through donations until they are back on their feet financially.
The shelter, which was struggling to provide services to the increased numbers of abandoned pets, get relief and also gets to connect with and educate folks from the community who obviously love their pets and are concerned about animal welfare.
And the pet companions get to stay with their loved ones and provide their special pet-based support during these hard times.
I love this shit!
A fluff of the Afro to Zach and to everyone volunteering at, donating to or withdrawing from pet food banks across the country!