Jul 1, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY — The Fourth of July weekend may mean fireworks, barbecues, camping and an all-around good time for most, but it could mean trouble for many of man's best friends.
To help promote animal adoption, pit bulls were dressed in Lady Liberty headbands, miniature Uncle Sam hats, sequined American crowns and red, white and blue leis Tuesday at Salt Lake County Animal Services.
You can dress them up, paint their nails, or whatever... It doesn't change what they are or what they do!
"We know that fireworks holidays get in the most dogs (at the shelter) because dogs get scared of the loud noises," said Melissa Lipani, a campaign coordinator for Best Friends Animal Society. "So we just want to educate people about the precautions they can take to keep their pets safe during the fireworks holidays. (We also want) to get people to come and adopt before the holidays so we can empty out some of these kennels ... for new dogs coming in."
The situation is more dire this year because Salt Lake County Animal Services is filled beyond capacity — before the holiday has even begun. There are more than 160 dogs in 82 kennels, which leaves no room for the 14 new dogs per day that are picked up this time of year. Around Pioneer Day, that number increases to about 25 dogs per day.
"If you've been thinking about getting a dog, it's the perfect time because we're full," Lipani said. "We need to get these guys into good homes."
Don't forget to warn them that fireworks could set off a fatal attack!
What they should have done is dressed them up to suit their personality
Posted by Stop Making Excuses at 9:07 AM