Have you ever seen those “Please adopt me” posts of cats and dogs who are on death row at kill shelters on Facebook? If not, here’s some…
A friend of mine shares them regularly on his page, and one day a friend of his said “Oh, I wish I could help that dog, but I can’t afford the adoption fees!” He was able to raise the money for her, and even found transportation for the dog to get to the new home.
He began to wonder if it would be possible to create a website where folks could register, and offer to travel X miles to help an animal in trouble, or offer to donate toward an adoption fee. We could then have the shelters post an animal, and it could plot a course from shelter to owner. It would then contact people who said they’d travel and live along the course, to see if they’d be able to help deliver the pet, or possibly foster the pet for a few days, etc.
We decided that it’s gotta be possible. We’ve talked to the folks who could make it possible, and it’s not out of the realm of possibility, but first we need some help.
First and foremost, we need people. We need some exposure. We need everyone who can, to spread our word. Please visit us at http://New-Leash.org and check is out. There’s a Facebook page, Twitter page and everything else there for you, follow, like and do everything you can!