I hope you’re ready for it, because the guys in After Romeo are about to steal your heart! We recently met up with Drew Ryan Scott, Blake English, T.C. Carter, and Jayk Purdy for an exclusive serenade of their song “Souvenir” and to find out how you can help homeless animals. Check it out!
photo credit: Bjoern Kommerell
Did you know that there are millions of homeless animals in the United States? Shelters are filling up with dogs and cats in need of good homes. Despite this, breeders and pet stores continue to breed and sell new litters of puppies. Buying an animal from a pet store or breeder means you’re saying no to an animal sitting in a shelter. The good news is that you can help stop this!
The guys are also headed out on tour, so come to a show and tell them “Hello!” from peta2!
“There’s no reason to support breeders who bring new animals into the world every day.” —Blake
What You Should Know About Pet Stores
- Most puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills. A “puppy mill” is a breeding facility that forces mother dogs to have litter after litter of puppies at an exhausting rate, often in cramped, filthy conditions.
- Many puppies in pet stores have health issues. Because they don’t receive adequate veterinary care or socialization and are in close quarters with so many other animals, dogs in pet stores are often sick and can have lasting health problems.
- There are 6 to 8 million animals in shelters. Every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters in need of a new home. While puppy mills continue to breed new animals, millions of perfectly lovable dogs and cats are sitting in shelters waiting for a caring family to take them home.
How You Can Help
- Adopt! Because so many adoptable dogs and cats are in animal shelters waiting for a good home, there’s no reason to purchase an animal from a pet store.
- Spay or neuter your animals. When you’re ready to adopt your new best friend, always have him or her spayed or neutered. The only way to end the homeless-animal crisis is by spaying or neutering to prevent new litters from being born.
- Help spread the word. Be proud of your rescued friends and show them off on Twitter and Instagram. Use popular tags like #AdoptDontShop and #ShelterKittens to show the love. ♥
Pledge to End Animal Homelessness!
Fill out the form below and pledge always to adopt your animal companions and to have them spayed or neutered. Together, we can help end animal homelessness!