Hosted by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Pig Week is an initiative to educate pet owners about these uncommon pets. Best Friends recently posted an informative blog about “pignorance” which caught my eye as I recently lost an aunt who found great solace in her hospice caretaker’s pot-bellied pig. When I was searching for an image for this post I Googled “therapy pigs”, a term that not surprisingly generated the following suggestion: “Did you mean therapy dogs?” No, Google, I did not. Even the Internet is guilty of pignorance!
Please take a moment to read the blog entry by Piggy Paradise manager Yvonne McIntosh, which dispels myths about pig cleanliness, size, and intelligence, but be warned – you may never eat pork again.
Image source: PigProgress.net
Today marks the start of Best Friends Animal Society’s Back in Black initiative to help more black shelter pets find forever homes. Black pets are often overlooked at the shelters, but thanks to Back in Black, participating rescue groups nationwide are slashing their adoption fees in half if you take home a black pet between now and September 17th!
Image Source: BestFriends.org, taken by Melissa Lipani
No More Bedless Pets is working in concert with Best Friends Animal Society – whose own mission is to bring about a time of No More Homeless Pets – to provide animals sheltered through the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network with (you guessed it) pet beds! For every pet bed purchased one will be donated to a cat or dog in need. The affordable, stylish beds are sure to be loved by your pets and pets in need alike.
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