Recently I mentioned that Jones Natural Chews donates to several shelters and rescues on an ongoing basis. I might have pointed you to our new Donations page in the header above. But what I really need to do is to tell you more about the organizations we give to. Second Chance for Homeless Pets, in Salt Lake City, UT, is one of these groups. Settle in and grab the popcorn.
May I tell you, right off the bat, what I love about Second Chance for Homeless Pets? I love that they take in pound pets. Let them speak for themselves, directly from their front page:
At Second Chance our priority is finding the best match for each animal. Like people, animals are individuals and have different needs for a successful adoption, according to their personalities. Acting in partnership with many animal controls across the state; Second Chance acts as an extension of local shelters, providing the extra time and resources needed in re-homing animals, therefore reducing the need for euthanasia. Second Chance rarely takes owner releases. Instead we prefer to use our resources for the animals in danger of being “put to sleep”at open admission shelters/Animal Controls.
Did you see that? They work with Animal Control all over the state of Utah to decrease euthanasia in shelters. Second Chance for Homeless Pets is doing exactly what their name says – giving pets a second chance at life, snatching them from death’s door.
THERE’S NO ONE RIGHT WAY
Sometimes, in the pet and animal world, people get ugly about the way things are done. People get ugly about breeders, about pedigreed dogs, about animal control, about adoption papers, about rescues, about particular foods – the list is endless. But where does this fighting and biting get us? Is there really only one way to do things? Is one group right and another group wrong? Like most other things in life, there are many, many right ways to do a thing, including pets and rescue and ownership. Because there are many, many stripes of people and animals.
Second Chance for Homeless Pets is an example of one way to do a thing correctly. They don’t take in owner surrender pets. They don’t take in strays. Right on their site they say –
If a pet has gotten lost or strayed , animal control is the best chance the pet has of finding it’s owner. It is not uncommon for pets who are lost to rapidly lose weight and act scared. Don’t assume the pet has no home or was abused. Animal Control makes every attempt to reunite pets with owners, and adopt out pets, they do not immediately euthanize!
Thank you!! Not only are there many right ways to do a thing, such as rescue or adoption, but there’s just no way one organization can do all of the right things or be everywhere at once. Many hands make light work.
So if you’re inspired to give to Second Chance for Homeless Pets, pop over to their donation page. If you’re in Salt Lake City and want to drop off supplies or volunteer your time, head to this page to see how it’s done and what they need. And if you’re looking for a new pet, well, have they ever got one for you. Start here. You’ll love what you see.
I want to thank Jones Natural Chews for following their heart and supporting organizations like Second Chance for Homeless Pets. And I’m thanking YOU in advance for helping out, too. It takes every one of us to make a difference.
Now! Because we love you, we regularly give away treats! The giveaway for this month is still open, so pop over to this page and leave a comment for a chance to win! Your dog will smile. Naturally.
Until I write again …