Well, you can't say that all corporate network executives are heartless savages, because we imagine that what’s going on across the nation on Saturday, August 19 had to cross some CEO's desk and meet with a signature.
It’s the 2017 “Clear the Shelters” nationwide pet adoption event, sponsored and/or subsidized by NBC. Animal shelters in the U.S. and Mexico (we presume, since Telemundo is also at the top of the umbrella) are working to match canines and felines with homo sapiens. The idea is for Americans who have been considering making a lucky shelter pet a member of their family, to finally go and take the leap, with the resulting empty space in hundreds of shelters easing the burden on hardworking volunteers and new strays who make it as far as a concrete enclosure to await their turn for love.
In Greater Portland, of course the participating shelter is the ARLGP. This Saturday in Westbrook, volunteers and staff will be working extra hard to match furry friends with families.
If you’re in southern or southwestern Maine, there’s an added bonus. Make the drive to VIP PetCare at 901 Route 16 in Ossipee, NH, or 12 Two Rod Road in Rochester, NH. Do your adopting there, and earn over $200 worth of preventive care services for your new pet.
We don’t need to tell you how much a lost animal needs companionship and permanent shelter, and if you’re a dog person, we don’t need to tell you how much we all need it too. Like Indiana Jones in that old episode with Sean Connery, stick your foot out and lean forward. See what you fall into.
"Clear the Shelters," nationwide pet adoption | August 19 9 am | Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, 217 Landing Road, Westbrook | www.arlgp.org