Canastota Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association has teamed with thousands of animal organizations from around the world to participate in the annual Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, founded by Helen Woodward Animal Center. The campaign, which runs through Jan. 2, 2014, unites more than 3,500 partner organizations, (in all 50 states and in 23 different countries) with a focused goal of placing orphaned pets into loving homes.
The Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive began with a growing concern for the number of rescue facilities closing their doors during the holiday seasons. In seeking the perfect holiday gift, would-be adopters were forced to resort to pet stores or puppy mills. Additionally, pet store staffers, untrained to assess the likelihood of a successful animal/family match, contributed to an increased number of pets sent to shelters once the season was over.
The Home 4 the Holidays Campaign asks rescue facilities to keep their doors open and get the word out. The program has grown into the largest pet adoption drive in the world and is credited with saving more than eight million pets across the globe since its inception in 1999.
“With as many as seven million homeless pets in the U.S., it is important everyone get involved to help save an orphaned animal this holiday season,” said Denise Adams of Wanderers’ Rest. “We’re proud to be a part of this amazing campaign and are dedicated to placing orphaned pets in homes so they can experience a happy new life. We can’t think of anything better than seeing these beautiful cats and dogs find their loving, forever families this holiday season.”
Wanderers Rest Humane Association is located at 7138 Sutherland Drive, Canastota. For more information visit wanderersrest.org or home4theholidays.org.