Pictures of sad shelter cats and interesting bios improve chance of adoption

Pictures of sad shelter cats tend to go viral and enhance chance of adoption

This post was inspired by ex-shelter cat ‘Fishtopher’ who was a long-term resident at the Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in Blackwood, New Jersey, USA. The picture got him out of there. Not that it is a bad place. But it is shelter and shelters are not great places for cats or dogs. Too …

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Cats and dogs will entertain you at Pet Shenanigans, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg

Pet Shenanigans at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, USA

This video is genuinely entertaining. It is very impressive. We have to be impressed with both the trainer or trainers of these cats and dogs and the animals themselves. I’m told that they are rescued animals and, yes, the trainers are incredible. The show encourages folks to consider adopting rescue animals. There is an …

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Police officers promote the adoption of rescue cats at Humane Society of Central Texas

Police promote adoption of cats at Humane Society of Central Texas. Photo: the Humane Society

This is an excellent idea, which has proved successful in a previous promotional campaign in which local firefighters posed for pictures with shelter dogs in fire stations across Waco, Texas. The same idea works well with police officers. The Humane Society of Central Texas is bursting at the seams so imaginative promotions are welcome …

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Image conscious modern society makes photos of cats for adoption important

Huawei smartphone used to photograph RSPCA rescue dog

The modern imagine obsessed society driven by social media platforms such as Instagram (owned by Facebook) has had a negative impact on the adoption of companion animals, in one way. It is worth adding, however, that there are positive aspects to social media in the area of companion animal adoption so it is not …

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Do you think animal shelters are too picky with potential adopters?

Are shelter staff too picky with adopters?

I never imagined it. I thought that volunteers and staff workers at animal shelters chose potential adopters wisely but straightforwardly. I thought they ticked all the boxes and just got on with the job. Apparently this is not the case. Vera Lawlor writing on the website states that she has heard from numerous …

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Furniture Store Promotes Adoption of Rescue Cats

Promoting cat adoption in a furniture store

This is definitely a first. I have never seen anything like it. And it is very nice. A furniture store, Furniture Village, in Preston, Lancashire, England has agreed to place cut out photos of named rescue cats on their furniture as seen in the pictures below to promote adoptions. A spokesperson said that it …

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