Since then of course I have come to understand the potential touches all aspects of my life. As a middle aged granny, its lovely to be able to see so many pictures and videos of my lovely granddaughter who lives in the land of BSL. Its a great way to stay in touch with the pagan community as they move through their lives changing physical and email addresses.
And of course then there are the multitude of ways that social networking helps the animals:
- most rescue groups now have their own facebook groups and fan pages
- the fundraising potential of causes is almost matched by the immediate ability to send out appeals for donations to save/spay/treat/transport animals at risk
- group pages for lost pets really help get the word out, and are often instrumental in recovery
- groups can quickly galvanize grassroots support for time sensitve issues, such as when Bill 138 very nearly brought BSL to our province.
- it makes it more difficult for animal abusing wolves to hide behind sheeps clothing
- people are sharing petfinder listings with their friends,
- and last but not least, it has been saving lives as social networking opens up avenues of support from individuals for everything from fostering to transporting and between
Every day in my inbox, there are emails about animals in need. Often the situations are urgent as there is seldom any room at the rescue inn, so to speak. So, in the hopes of helping more of them, I have started up a new facebook group .... NS Pets in Need
Its not meant to be a place for drama or dog politics ... there are plenty of other places for that. The rules are posted on the group and it is to be hoped it will help save lives.
What time is it? Its time to stop saying there aren't enough homes and start using every tool that is available.