Today is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, a day meant to underline the importance of adopting pets from animal shelters. Every year, roughly 7.6 million animals go into animal shelters. But only 2.7 million of them get adopted, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPC).
In July 2015, we launched Petcube for Shelters, a program that aims to help shelters find new homes and families for abandoned pets. Petcube is on a mission to save orphaned pets. As we celebrate Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we’d like to feature our top 6 Petcube for Shelters partners.
1. Inland Valley
The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA is a private, nonprofit organization backed by contributions and grants from pet adoptions and licensing. Its mission is to promote awareness and respect to all animals. Inland Valley provides foster care, animal sheltering, adoption, humane education, licensing services, and veterinary care. Check them out here.
Hopalong & Second Chance Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that hopes to eliminate the cruel act of euthanasia against adoptable pets. Founded in 1993, Hopalong has saved over 24,000 animals, placing them in new loving homes. They offer animal advocacy and humane education as well as spay and neuter services. Check them out here.
3. Seattle Meowtropolitan
Seattle Meowtropolitan is the first cat cafe in Seattle. They host cats from their partner shelter, the Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC). They also serve high-quality espresso drinks made from locally-roasted Herkimer Coffee beans. Check out their catpuccino here!
4. SPCA Suncoast
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Suncoast, formerly known as the SPCA of West Pasco, was founded in 1964 as a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to save lives and find homes for adoptable pets. They also accept animals surrendered by their owners and other shelters. Check them out here.
KitTea is San Francisco’s first cat cafe, combining their love for cats and tea. Their mission is to enrich interactions between humans and adoptable cats in a relaxing environment. They also work with Wonder Cat Rescue to give cats a forever home. They serve tea, coffee, pastries, waffles, and sandwiches. You’ll love their unique Cat Lounge. Visit them here.
6. Spokane Humane Society
Founded in 1897, the Spokane Humane Society is a non-profit local public charity dedicated to the welfare of companion animals. They provide care, shelter, and placement for thousands of orphaned animals in the greater Spokane area. The organization boasts adopting up to 3,500 animals each year. Their mission is to enrich the lives of companion animals through what it calls SEAL (Support, Education, Advocacy and Love). Check them out here.
Adopt a Shelter Pet Today
Be a hero by adopting a shelter pet from any of these Petcube for Shelters partners. If you’re ready, here are 5 kittens that will be up for adoptions soon. Let us know by leaving some comments below.
1. Meet Jessica.
2. Here's Shana.
3. Say Hi to Erik!
4. Hello, Jimmy!
5. Adopt Nikki.
Partners in the Petcube for Shelters program can get their stories featured by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in becoming a partner, learn more by visiting Petcube for Shelters. Help us get the word out, and share our story.