Just One Day. What is a day? There are many ways to answer that question. A day is 24 hours. A day is how we measure how much time we spend at work. A day can be something we look forward to, a celebration of some kind.
In U.S. animal shelters, a day represents 10,411 lives needlessly lost. In just one day. In Michigan, it is 274 cats and dogs being put to death in shelters. In just one day. To most people, June 11 is just one day. But, this year, June 11 is a day that could change everything for 10,411 pets in the U.S. and 274 in Michigan, and a day that can change the world.
On June 11, 2012, we could be a No Kill state and a No Kill nation. For Just One Day, "Euthanasia Technicians" will put down their syringes and pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them and post them on the Internet, on Facebook and/or on Twitter. On June 11, 2012, they will market their animals to the public, they will reach out to rescue groups and the media, they will host adoption events with discounted rates, they will stay open for extended hours and they will ask their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way. Michigan can be a No Kill state and the USA can become a no kill nation for Just One Day. And, the shelters will be emptier than when the day started. And if we can do it that day, we can also do it on June 12th for Just Another Day ...
Ask your shelter if they are participating in Just One Day. Then, ask how you can help too. Spread the word!