Pet parents and animal advocates everywhere encouraged family and friends to spay and neuter their pets for Spay Day USA on February 22nd. Adoption groups, however, are saying they’re most concerned with having enough foster parents and volunteers in 2011.
Based on a survey Healthy Paws Pet Insurance and its dedicated Foundation conducted with adoption groups across the country, executive directors and board members voiced their most significant challenges for the coming year.
* Over 50 percent of animal adoption groups are most concerned with having enough foster parents for their adoptable pets. With the current economy, there’s been a significant increase in the number of pets released to shelters and limited space to keep them.
* There’s growing anxiety about having enough volunteers and board members in 2011 support and grow adoption groups’ efforts and community outreach.
* Concerns about limited budgets and decreasing donations, over the last couple years, remain constant.
See the rest here: What Pet Adoption Groups Need Most in 2011 – Health News – redOrbit.