Monday, September 17, 2012

Homeless, Not Hopeless: Part One

September brims with crazy custom celebrations and observances. For instance, did you know it’s Be Kind To Editors & Writers Month and Update Your Résumé Month? There are whole weeks devoted to some topics (waffles, chimney safety) and 24 hours to others (pirate vernacular, building and code staff).

Today begins a weeklong observance called “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.” From September 17th through September 23th, the homeless-animal focus is on all the critters who have the hardest time getting adopted:
- the black ones
- the shy ones
- the old ones
- the differently abled ones
- the special-needs ones

These animals either spend an inordinate amount of time in shelters or they’re short-listed for death. Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week was started to build an awareness for these adoption-challenged and to inspire us to open our hearts to them. Case in point: Carbón. Stay tuned for his story.

[Photo by N. J. Jackson.]

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