The Shelter Pet Project

 Did you  it was Adopt-A-Cat Month? Well it is! 


June marks a particularly active time for  most shelters and rescue groups, as it’s the peak of kitten season, when thousands of newborn homeless kittens join other cats available for adoption across the United States. There are cats for every personality in shelters and rescue groups right now, and with each adoption, the number of healthy and treatable pets who lose their lives in shelters each year declines. Currently, about 2.4 million pets still need to find a home each year.

A  collaborative effort between The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund®, and the Ad Council is reaching out to people everywhere and urging families to make shelters and rescue groups their first stop when looking to get a new pet. They are over flowing with amazing kitties and cats that are just waiting for an amazing family and home to call their own. 

Garfield encourages viewers to visit to see what shelter pets are available in their area, check it out!

The Shelter Pet Project showcases the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners, and reminds people that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to meet them. These videos and other ads help break down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and spread the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and loveable.


 If just a small amount of people went to adopt, we could cut down on  euthanization that happens everyday in overrun shelters. It’s not a pretty side of the business but it happens, and we need to spread the word about how a simple adoption can start eliminating this from happening. 

Join in today for the Shelter Pet Twitter chat #GarfieldChat at 3:00 pm ET with @garfield and @shelterpets!