What if you could reach out to 500 million people and tell them just how great shelter pets can be -- without spending a penny or even getting up from your computer?
That's what The Ad Council's Shelter Pet Project is doing tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 30, with "Celebrate Shelter Pets Day" on Facebook, the social media network with so many users that, if it were a country, it would be the third largest nation in the world.
Every year, millions of people consider adopting shelter dogs or cats, but many don't follow through because they assume there’s something wrong with shelter pets.
Those of us who share our lives with adopted and rescued pets .... know that shelters and rescue groups are full of great pets – dogs with one ear up and one ear down, senior dogs content to cuddle on the sofa and watch TV with you, and frisky young kittens with a passionate interest in your computer keyboard.
So on Nov. 30, we're asking you to do something very, very simple: Post to Facebook telling the world about a great shelter pet who shares, or has shared, your life:
- Post the pet's name and story.
- Share your favorite memories.
- Tell everyone the best story of all: How you met and fell in love.
You can post any way you like:
- Make a status update.
- Share a photo.
- Link to a blog post or website about the pet.
- Send a Tweet to your followers (suggested Tweet below!)
- Just be sure to tag The Shelter Pet Project in your post, or come over and post it to our wall, or both.
The Shelter Pet Project doesn't accept donations and isn't asking for anything more than a few minutes of people's time to let their friends and fans know about a wonderful shelter dog or cat.
There's a lot more information, including sample Tweets and ways you can help spread the word about the event. Please help get the message out by clicking here!
Note: I do freelance consulting for The Shelter Pet Project.