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Sunday, November 07, 2010
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-They Need Far More Help-

"If you don't know your local shelter,

There is no better time to get acquainted,

Than National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.


Look them up on the web, find out when they're open to the public,

And pay them a visit. Talk to the staff, ask what you can do to help

Support the vital work that they do for animals in your community."


A Humane Society Spokesperson



November 7th – November 13th is

‘National Shelter Appreciation Week’

Without America’s 4,000 animal shelters

The plight of pets would be even more bleak


Our abysmal economy has been devastating for pets

Almost 8 million dogs and cats today, are homeless

So many of them, being cared for at animal shelters

Which are overflowing, yet attempting to do their best


America’s animal shelters are woefully underfunded

They desperately need more staff, and more volunteers

They need many more donations, and more pet adoptions

To prevent many more homeless pet euthanizations this year


Every animal shelter in America now has a ‘Priority Wish List’

Of types of supplies, which are desperately needed to continue

Without more support, from far more people in their communities

Far too many lives of today’s abandoned pets will soon be through

If you don't know your local shelter,

There is no better time to get acquainted,

Than National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.


Look them up on the web, find out when they're open to the public,

And pay them a visit. Talk to the staff, ask what you can do to help

Support the vital work that they do for animals in your community.



And Please – Adopt, Don’t Shop, For Your Next Pet

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/15/2010
We may be on the prowl again after the new year, as always to the adoption shelters. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/8/2010
Thanks for putting this out there, Ed! I do hope people rescue their next pet from a shelter! We have nothing but good things to say about our rescued pets!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/8/2010
well written reminder!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/8/2010
great humain versing with a message Ed, cheers
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/7/2010
Wonderful message as always, Ed!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/7/2010
You are THE MAN, Ed, you are THE MAN!!
Every blessing to you now and ever,

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/7/2010
Just last week there was a give away of 138 shelter dogs. Each one was found a home, I was so lucky to see a few of them united with their new owners. Lucky doggies and lucky owners.

You keep inspiring us Ed, you are a wonderful man.

Peace, love and light to you and yours,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/7/2010
Great think that many are homeless is so sad, one at a time..yes!
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/7/2010
We got our dog Casey from a shelter four and a half years ago when she was a year old and she is absolutely the best dog. You, Ed have such a wonderful heart.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 11/7/2010
Your so caring ..not too many like you dear man..I certainly will help in any way I can..well done indeed....stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by steve Chering 11/7/2010
Or even a horse of course Mr Ed..good writing.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/7/2010
I hope millions are listening everywhere, politicians, preachers, teachers, and compassionate people to spread the story, it should be on tv, on radio, on every news channel, so no one could ever say, they never heard or knew, then if they don't help, you have to ask why, hearts of stone maybe? Bless ya! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/7/2010
I had a shelter cat, and she was the best pet! I like to say that "Cajun" chose me. I still think of her and how much I miss her ...

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)

Loving write!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/7/2010
Yes, keep trying to open others eyes about the plight of our pets, it ain't easy to keep doing it, kinda like pushing against a brick wall, but little by little you ARE making a difference...e
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 11/7/2010
It is wonderful that you care. Keep promoting.
God bless,
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