It appears to this observer that PetFest 2011 was a big success. We, from GPA, had a great (greyt!) turnout of our greyhounds and other rescue/adoption organizations were also there with their dogs. Everything from pit bulls, labs, border collies, boxers, the ever popular “loveable mutt” and many more of practically every type, size and description.
There were so many wonderful, beautiful animals there looking for homes and I’m not just speaking of greyhounds, I’m speaking of all kinds of beautiful animals that desperately, through no fault of their own, need forever homes and the main culprit in this scenario is indiscriminate breeding.
Except for very select circumstances, there is no reason why anyone should ever buy a dog, there are just too many already available, from just weaned puppies to senior citizens. Buying dogs just perpetuates the already perverse world of puppy mills and back yard breeders and makes an already bad problem, worse.
Okay, with that rant out of my system, lets get back to a more positive note, and that is a “thumbs up” to all of the wonderful people who are devoted to helping stop this absurdity, from the people at Busch Pet Products & Care who organized PetFest 2011, all of our awesome volunteers at GPA (Cape) and everyone else from all of the other pet rescue organizations, product and service vendors and all of the people who came out in support of this cause.
That’s it… Go look at some pics of this event in the links above!!