Social media can be wonderful for keeping in touch with loved ones and following your favorite celebrities. It’s also incredibly useful when it comes to spreading the word about homeless pets in need of forever homes. June is National Petworking Month, which means it’s the perfect time to share posts or images of rescue animals in need.
All you need to do is find your favorite rescue group online. A great place to start is Petfinder. Petfinder is a popular site that keeps track of adoptable pets throughout the United States. Once you have chosen a rescue or animal shelter, you can click through their list of available animals.
Then, simply share your favorites on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media platforms you love. The goal is to have followers from all over the country share, comment or like these posts. Soon the universe of people will expand, and more and more people will learn about pets who need a home.
There might be the perception from many who think that adoptable pets automatically have behavioral or health challenges. It’s important to spread the word that most adoptable pets are wonderful animals who have fallen on hard times. Also, reputable rescues do a lot of temperament testing or other evaluations, so they can match people looking to adopt with the best possible animal for their lifestyle! June is the perfect time to let your social media followers know the positive aspects of adopting a pet.
Sharing photos of animals in need is a fun and simple way to help your favorite animal rescue organizations. It gets the word out and gives these nonprofit groups extra publicity, which many of them need. We challenge our followers to start the movement to increase awareness during the month of June.
So, friends go online, find cute pictures of pets who need homes, and share away. Homeless pets everywhere will thank you for helping them find their very own humans to love!
By: Shanna Stichler