National Pet Day


National Pet Day is a day to paws and celebrate the joy our furry friends bring into our daily lives!  There is a BIG reason why this day has been created.  There are approximately 16,000 pets dying in U.S. shelters on a daily basis, this adds up to 667 animals per hour.

Think about all the things that you buy – shoes, bags, coffee – the things that are unnecessary when you think about the change you would make by foregoing just one of these items to donate money to help these poor animals.  Such little effort, with maximum results!  In general, you do not think how one small change can make a real difference.  Now’s your chance!!!

Are you thinking you would like to help – how you can get involved?  Volunteering to donate to our local shelter, P.A.W.S., would be fantastic.  You volunteering to take part will raise awareness among the group of people you know.  You never know how effective the domino effect can be in raising awareness.  It is great to involve your children too.  Teaching children to be compassionate towards animals from a young age should carry on into their adulthood.  Above all, the aim is to stop animal cruelty as much as possible.

P.A.W.S. (Partners For Animal Welfare) Humane Center is a place in our community where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, and the abandoned are given care and love.  Saving animal lives, ending animal suffering and homelessness, and eliminating cruelty and violence toward animals is not just the responsibility of any one group of people, it takes a concerted effort by many.  Take a moment to visit their website,,  to find all the ways you can lend your paws to make a difference.

Spread the word to your friends and family that there are dozens of healthy, loving, adoptable pets waiting to share their love with a furr-ever family.  After you or someone you know have adopted a new family member, visit the Library to browse our collection of books to assist in the care of  your new pet.