I've been crazy about Garfield my entire life, probably because I can so easily identify with him. He's passionate about pasta, hates Mondays and mornings, and loves coffee, Christmas, and mindless TV.
Garfield is also passionate about shelter pets, and in celebration of Adopt a Cat Month he has joined The Shelter Pet Project in several new videos and shareable graphics to show the love and joy that shelter pets bring to their owners’ lives.
June marks a particularly active time for 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.
New PSAs created for The Shelter Pet Project by the creators of Garfield and Odie urge families to make shelters and rescue groups their first stop when looking to get a new pet. Garfield encourages viewers to visit TheShelterPetProject.org to see what shelter pets are available in their area. These videos and other ads help break down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and spread the word that pets in shelters are wonderful and loveable.
Millions of people are looking to acquire a pet within the next year. If just a small percentage choose to adopt, we could end the euthanization of healthy and treatable pets across the U.S.
How can you help?