Issue Date: April 30, 2010
City: North Hollywood, CA
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10.75
Grayson arrived with a group of other cats rescued from someone who took on more than they could care for. He was sick and malnourished like many of the others brought in; some were so bad they had to be euthanized. With weeks of veterinary care, he was nursed back to health, given vaccines, and neutered. Finally well enough to be adopted, Grayson now lives with a caring man who spoils him with treats, toys, and the proper care he deserves.
Most animal lovers would be shocked to learn that only one in three pets remains with their original owner for their entire life. While some of those owners find other homes for their pet, most end up in shelters – an average of approximately 8 million per year – and almost certain death.
Contrary to common belief, the typical animal brought to a shelter isn’t a kitten or a puppy. It’s an older animal, often four to eight months old, whose owner frequently regrets giving it up. In fact, over 58% said they would keep the pet if the particular problem they cited could be corrected. The issues generally include housebreaking, scratching, and barking – all behaviors that can be corrected in an adoptive home to make a loving family pet.