Mullins, South Carolina – The Pet Pardons organization released an urgent bulletin Wednesday asking the public for their help in finding a home for Ben, a nine-month-old male Redbone Coonhound who was abandoned at a high kill shelter and taken into a foster care agreement that runs out soon and puts him at risk of being euthanized at any time at the Marion County Animal Shelter.
Ben is a fabulous pup who has been with a short-term foster who cannot keep him much longer. This handsome boy is house trained. Yes – you read that correctly. He loves to ride with a passion, especially golf carts. I can’t stress this enough that Ben loves kids and adores other dogs. He has great doggie manners. He really must go to a home with another dog. Typical hound though as he likes (needs) to run and will dig and has the best bark!
The Pet Pardons Facebook application has been responsible for the successful adoption of over 10,000 pets since its launch in December of 2010 and has amassed over 360,000 followers on Facebook who are ready to help advocate for an animal in need at a moment’s notice.
Pet Pardons allows its members to help pets by clicking the “Advocate” button on each pet’s profile, which places the pet’s bulletin on the user’s wall, allowing others to see the pet and advocate for it. As the number of shares increases, so do the chances of the pet being viewed by someone who can help or adopt.
The adoption process can often be a very difficult time for some pets who end up being overlooked for reasons that shelter volunteers can never quite put their finger on. Dogs like Ben who have a great temperament, shining personality and amazing heart can sometimes be passed over because adopters think to themselves that “he’ll get adopted for sure” and select a slightly harder to adopt dog out of the goodness of their hearts. All that Ben knows however, is that someone else just passed him over and that instead of going him with new owner, he gets to wait another night and hope that his forever home comes soon.
Pet Pardons educates the public about pet overpopulation, focusing on the importance of adoption and spay/neuter. By shining a light on the reality for shelter pets, people are becoming aware of the problem, and therefore, getting involved in the solution. As each amazing pet is featured, users are able to see their faces, connect with their stories, and advocate to save their lives.
Pet and animal advocacy can sometimes be a very emotional process. Volunteers place animals into the Pet Pardons application in hopes that they will be adopted into loving homes, not so that the shelters will be targeted and harassed. Please help the pets by not engaging in this type of behavior, as it hurts them far more than it helps them.
If you are interested in learning more about Ben or you would like to adopt him, please click right HERE to go straight to his Pet Pardons page.
If you are interested in joining the Pet Pardons community on Facebook, you can do so by clicking HERE, because the next shelter pet given a second chance at life could be the one that you save today.
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