Humane Society for Shelter Pets had a piece in The Buffalo News on December 24 asking readers to donate to their local shelters:

Still looking for that perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season? For many pet lovers, the best gift isn’t available at the mall. But don’t get discouraged, a contribution to your local hands-on pet shelter in their name is a wonderful way to please family members and help the dogs and cats in your community.

Dedicated veterinarians and millions of other compassionate people have made huge progress in promoting animal health and well-being over the past few decades. But the problem persists: 6 million to 8 million unwanted cats and dogs enter shelters every year because nobody wants them.

 A new group that I’m working with, the Humane Society for Shelter Pets, is the only national group with the singular mission of promoting local pet shelters.

Read the full piece here.