In early September, I joined my colleagues at North Shore Animal League America to launch one of the most exciting rescue awareness campaigns ever. As I’m sure you’ve heard, it’s called Get Your Rescue On®, and already hundreds of people from all walks of life have donated to get their rescue cuffs, taken a selfie with their beloved rescue pet, and posted it to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, using the hashtag #GetYourRescueOn.
As usual, summer at my house means kitten season. We’ve cared for so many little nuggets the past few months, socializing them and getting them ready for their new homes. What a bittersweet thrill it is to leave each of these precious bundles in the arms of their new families.
Although this summer was typical in many ways, there was also something unusual about it. Namely, Buddy (adopted!), Wilson (adopted!), Blossom (adopted!), and Milly (shown below), a recent arrival still acclimating.
For a lot of people, summer means reading novels while relaxing in a hammock and sipping iced tea.
Well, take it from me, those people do not work or volunteer at North Shore Animal League America, where summertime is just like every other time of the year — super busy, absolutely amazing, and more dramatic than any novel could ever be.
Summer 2015 is turning into one of the most remarkable summers ever, with 1,437 animals rescued from terrible situations in just two-and-a-half months. That’s 503 dogs, 32 cats, 817 puppies, and 85 kittens.
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