04/08/16 Use This Spring to Adopt!
This year's first "Adopting Is Cool" campaign encourages citizens to take responsible care of animals
- April 9, main Zagreb's square: information desks, pro-adoption shirts, dog presentation
Shelter for abandoned animals of the City of Zagreb "Dumovec", along with the City Office for Agriculture and Forestry and in cooperation with the Animal Friends organization, is holding this year's first "Adopting Is Cool" campaign. The goal is to encourage citizens to use the spring season to adopt animals and practice their responsible care towards them. The campaign will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Zagreb's main square.
Educational leaflets will be distributed at information desks, with the goal of raising awareness about abandoned animals. Shelter dogs looking for a new home will be presented to the visitors, who will also be offered shirts with a message supporting the adoption, rather than the purchase of animals.
"Adopting Is Cool" is linked to the ongoing campaign "Friends Throughout the Centuries", in which the organization called The Order of the Guardians of the City of Zagreb is encouraging citizens to care for the weak and the helpless. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the importance of caring for every living being, regardless of their size, color or appearance.
Apart from adopting abandoned animals, anyone can help by volunteering, caring for a wounded animal, reporting animal abuse, and taking responsible care of pets. Also, with the arrival of spring and the return of wild animal communities into the city area, the principle of coexistence once again gains great importance. We urge everyone to greet those animals with joy, to help every lost baby bird find her nest, and to help a baby fox, hedgehog, or a marten reconnect with their families and habitats. We all have a right to enjoy our city and the spring.
In spring, the warm weather and the nature are perfect for spending more time outdoors, and what better way to do that than with a friend by your side? That is why Animal Friends is encouraging everyone to adopt animals instead of purchasing them, and thus enjoy this spring, as well as all the following seasons, with their new friend.