The Dearborn Animal Shelter has many adoptable animals in its care as the holiday season moves into full swing. Each year, the holidays can also be a peak adoption season as more families seek to bring a new pet family member into their homes. To help make this season a special giving one, the Shelter encourages considering adopting a homeless animal as that new pet.
As Friends’ Executive Director Elaine Greene explains, “Adopting a homeless animal as your new pet family member is a gift that gives, for a lifetime. These pets give back the gift of love each and every day. Adopters tell us that it is one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives when they open their home to a rescued animal from the Shelter”.
Adoption is just one of the ways that someone can give this time of year. The Shelter also offers many volunteer opportunities, where a gift of time can be invaluable for the participant and the animals. If a virtual experience is more desirable, donation support is one of the most vital ways to give as the Shelter is in the midst of a Holiday Fund Drive. See the various ways to give online, including a Gift Donation made in memory or honor of someone special.
Finally, the Shelter introduced a Red Scarf campaign this year, to give the gift of warmth in the cold months. Volunteers handcrafted fleece scarves that are available online, at the Shelter or during offsite events from now until supplies are gone. The $10 red scarves have black pawprints as the design and all the proceeds help the animals, providing a very warm gift that gives.
Learn more about events, volunteering, donating or adoptable animals online. The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Phone (313) 943-2697, online www.DearbornAnimals.org, Facebook or Twitter.
Contact: Elaine Greene, Friends Executive Director, EGreene@DearbornAnimals.org 313-943-2697
Source: Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter