The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

It’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Oct. 12, 2018 - 7:38 AM

October may be dominated by falling leaves and Halloween, but it’s also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

Across the country, shelter dogs are looking for warm homes with owners who can provide loving care.

It’s not only the pups that need help: Many shelters are severely underfunded and lack the resources to best provide much-needed services while the animals wait to be adopted.

Contrary to popular assumption, national animal organizations give little – if any – support to local shelters. For instance, the Humane Society of the U.S. is not affiliated with many similarly named local humane societies and gives only 1 percent of the money it raises to local pet shelters.  

For those who want to help dogs this month, adopting would have a big impact. For those who cannot, donating to your local shelter would do a world of good to help animals.

Will Coggin, research director

Center for Consumer Freedom

Washington, D.C.