Monday, September 21, 2015

We Can Save Them All...

Rello is available for adoption through Austin Pets Alive.
I just love the Best Friend's Animal Society's 'Together, we can save them all' campaign. I truly believe that saving every adoptable animal is 100% possible - in fact, I live in a city where we have set goals of ending the killing and guess what? Our shelters consistently save more of our homeless animals than any other city in the United States. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, where I spent my spare time volunteering has been a no-kill open admission shelter for many years. How? Hard work and dedication to saving lives. It's a simple concept that many shelter just won't try. 

This weekend, we were happy to attend Best Friend's annual Strut Your Mutt event in Austin and as always, we had a blast meeting new friends, making new clients and of course enjoying all of the puppy love that we could handle! 

Strut Your Mutt is a collaborative effort between Best Friends and Rescue Organizations around the country. Basically, the shelters raise money through Best Friend's, after the event, they reap the rewards of their hard work fundraising to help their programs! In Austin, we have a healthy competition between cat and dog organizations and as it always seems to happen, this year's winners were once again the wonderful Shadow Cats Rescue. It's always fun to see the cat group leading the 'dog parade' through the park. 

Nugget is available for adoption through Austin Dog Rescue!
In addition to the fundraising, the daily festivals are put on around the country. Our Austin event brings out dozens of our local rescue organizations to showcase their adoptable dogs and we fill the park with adorable pups of all sizes. Nugget, featured here with her rainbow wings, is available for adoption through Austin Dog Rescue!

If you are looking for a pet, this event is always a great one to attend - or of course, check out the many amazing rescue groups that helped to make it a success - I guarantee that you will find your new best friend!

Stephanie Conrad
Pet Studio Art | Owner | Artist

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