Wednesday, November 5, 2008
More Good News!
Wow, I've been a blogging fool as of late! But more good news on the animal front:
For those who watched Obama's victory speech last night, remember when he addressed his daughters and told them they would be getting the puppy he promised them? Well read on!
Earlier this year, rumors began circulating that the Obamas were planning to add a doggy addition to their family. Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA, quickly penned a letter to Barack saying: “Senator, no one needs to tell you that this country is proud to be a melting pot and that there is something deeply wrong and elitist about wanting only a purebred dog. Millions of Great American Mutts—the dog that should be our national dog—are set to die in our nation’s extremely overcrowded pounds and shelters for lack of good homes. When you are ready, please adopt a homeless pound puppy—a grateful refugee from a society that has not always treated the true “underdog” kindly—rather than cater to special interests who do not have dogs’ interests at heart.”
Well it looks like the Obama family listened. Michelle Obama announced on Entertainment Tonight that her family was indeed planning to “adopt a rescue dog,” and we couldn’t be happier about it! It’s no surprise that Obama is making the responsible decision here, especially after he had a vegan moment earlier this summer.
All of us volunteers at City of Chicago Animal Control are beyond excited! It's just wonderful that they are adopting from a shelter, but wouldn't it be something if the Obama's adopted from the CACC!
Regardless of what shelter they adopt from, the Obama family’s decision to adopt will set a great example, and will result in many dogs and cats being saved from euthanasia across the country.