Friday, March 26, 2010

Fashion Friday: Adopt Shelter Pets

In Maricopa County, roughly 50,000 animals are euthanized every year. Because of dog and cat overpopulation, there are just not enough homes for the animals being bred. Only about 50% of the animals that enter Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Humane Society, the two big open-intake facilities, are either adopted or transferred to a rescue group. Those are staggering numbers.

Bad breeders and puppy mills contribute to this problem, and so does irresponsible pet guardianship. We need humane education in our community to teach people to spay and neuter their pets, to fight the irresponsible breeders, and to adopt more shelter animals.

These cool shirts will help spread the 'ADOPT!' message.

Shepard Fairey Adopt Design [The Giant Peach]

Shepard Fairey Adopt Design [AdoptAPet.Com]

For the Love of Dog, Adopt [Vaute Couture]

Rescue Kitty (Dog Version) [Peta]

Adopt Shelter Kitties [Reekoe's Room]

(Some shirts are available in unisex, men's, women's, juniors, plus sizes, and children's sizes. I only display one shirt as a representative of the style. Please see the websites for available size and style/color options.)


Missantrhopics said...

I love the Adopt shirt at the top, I wish they had one like it with a cat on the front. Both my kitties are shelter babies.

Kenike said...

I know! I wish they had more artsy cat shirts, but dogs seem to get all the glory.