One of our “young” supporters, Casey C., was in a National Pageant this past week in Orlando, Florida. One of the optional contests that she participated in was called “spokesmodel”. This is when they give a speech on something they are passionate about or a “hot” topic. Casey chose to write talk about what was very near and dear to her. This was her speech:
“Did you know that only one out of every 10 dogs will ever find a permanent home? In fact, homeless animals outweigh homeless people by 5 to 1. And each year, 2.7 million cats and dogs are killed because shelters are just too full and there are not enough adoptive homes.
As a future veterinarian myself, this is a sad reality that I am working to change.
I currently volunteer with Chesapeake Cats and Dogs, an active no-kill shelter that has helped find forever homes for over 2000 animals since 2006.
Today, I hope to inspire you to take action. Bring home a new furry friend to your family…just like my family and I did, when we adopted Luke and Bo, our loving cocker spaniels!
There is no time like the present – love and be loved – adopt today!”
The best part? SHE WON THAT OPTIONAL CONTEST!!!
Congratulations, Casey! You are AMAZING, and we thank so much for getting the word out about our organization and the importance of animal rescue!