I thought I would share a little something with you that speaks my language. I like a fine mix of directness and humor when it comes to getting a message across. It is ok to be a little "out there" if it makes people prick up their ears and "get" something they might have not have gotten had it been presented in a more traditional (or boring) way.
In this case, the topic is spay/neuter. We all know how important a thing this is in making sure that someday there will be no kitties (or woofies) without a loving home. We know it's healthy, it is safe for our pets and can be often done at a low cost through spay/neuter clinics or v-e-t s who offer periodic "deals". So how come everyone isn't out there doing it? Maybe the message just doesn't quite hit home with a high enough impact. But this one just might...
Enter Best Friends Animal Society. They have initiated a campaign, "Fix at Four", to encourage pet owners to spay or neuter their companion animals at four months old. The website provides some great information on the how's and why's, but what caught my eye, one night in front of the television, are the PSA's they have done for the campaign. Sure, young kittens and puppies are cute and have a real "awwwww" factor, but here is the kitty PSA that may hit closer to home.
I have to say, this ad made me run the DVR back for a second look. And I loved it. And I got it. And, ok, it's not everyone's cup of tea, but if it makes someone think twice about that cute little kitten curled up on the couch next to them (or climbing the drapes across the room) then I'm all for it. They've also produced a woofie version, which is so right on as well. You can see it at the "Fix at Four" website as well.
I encourage everyone to share this great video and help spread the word. There are links as well as badges at the website, and it is a great place to steer folks who may have questions.
Ok, I'm off before the boys all start their grunting and scratching for the morning... yeesh, what I wouldn't give for a sweet girl kitty around here somedays. If only we had a bigger house... and I hadn't promised the Daddy that there would be no more additions to the family until we know if we will be moving or not. Oh well, guess I better high tail it outta here. Granted the daddy is the only "intact male" in the household (did I just say that ???) but hey, boys will still be boys!