National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week recognizes the shelters providing care that bridges the gap to adoption for millions of abandoned and stray animals. The event takes place each year during the first full week in November. The observance also acknowledges the hard-working people who support the efforts of the shelters and keep pets healthy.
Many animal shelters are non-profit. This means they depend on donations and grants to stay open. The primary function of an animal shelter is to find a home for stray animals. They also help to reunite lost pets with their owners.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AnimalShelterAppreciationWeek
- Get to know your local animal shelter. Learn the types of support it needs to continue to provide services to the animals and community it serves.
- Let them know you appreciate them by leaving a donation.
- Consider volunteering or even adopting if you have been looking for a forever companion.
We would like to personally thank our local shelters for the hard work they provide our community pets!