Local proponents for various animal welfare issues are gathering on Dec. 8th, 2012 in Clearwater (Pinellas County, FL) to bring attention to the need to REALLY address many plights plaguing our pets. Cruelty issues re: dogfighting + anti-tethering will be focused upon. Also at the forefront will be the need for pet adoptions to be the predominant (& preferably the sole) option considered by potential adopters. Homeless companion animals cost Taxpayers millions of $'s annually (see the FB Page "Stop Peticide NOW!") + costs these innocent creatures their very lives.
Pedigree bravely lost renewal of their ad campaign during the Westminster Dog show in order to shine a light on the need for the public to adopt a shelter dogs (purebred or otherwise). Apparenlty Westminster didn't appreciate the attention of all the "homeless dog" images while they were "strutting their stuff" and rewarding breeders. Animal Rescuers/Advocates (& any/all Taxpayers concerned w/ fiscal waste brought about by all the senseless killing) + Pedigree are like-minded in our dog adoption goals. Thus, Pedigree's co-sponsorship of the event would be more than mutually beneficial. Man's (& Woman's & children's) "best friends" deserve so much better than having "no place to go but death row".
The 10,000 signature goal represents one signature for each of the companion animals which the public paid to put to death in Pinellas County, FL alone (last year alone). Each signature speaks for each one of their little (forever silenced) voices and speaks for each current/future innocent homeless pet who can yet still be saved.
Pedigree's Adoption Drive has proven to be monumentally successful and has been a REAL Win/Win world-wide. We'd like to feature it's message at our animal welfare event. Please help us ask Pedigree to help up to help them help dogs!