Julias Florist

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New Furry Friends on National Puppy Day

By juliasflorist on March 6, 2017 in Community Events, Flowers. 0 Comments

We love the happiness and love that animals add to our lives - in fact, in the United States, 75 million dogs and 85 million cats are kept as beloved pets. However, the issues of overpopulation and abandonment are very real. The shelters are full-to-overflowing, and 2.7 million euthanizations of unwanted or surrendered animals take place per year (1.4 million of which are dogs).  National Puppy Day was established a decade ago by Coleen Paige, an animal activist hoping to raise awareness and highlight the need for animal lovers to adopt and rescue puppies from shelters. Of course, rescuing more mature dogs saves lives as well, and is especially meaningful as surrendered adult dogs are often very confused and sad about losing their home and family.  Read More about New Furry Friends on National Puppy Day