Raise Your Voice and Raise Awareness
The Voiceless Challenge was created to raise awareness for homeless dogs and cats who have no voice of their own. The challenge is to sing a song to raise awareness of their plight and to make a donation to help fund rescue efforts.
By accepting the Voiceless Challenge and passing it on to others, you will help save the lives of thousands of wonderful dogs and cats who deserve a second chance to lead long, happy lives with loving families.
My name is (say your name), and I accept the Voiceless Challenge given to me by (say your challenger’s name)!
As a supporter of animal rescue, I am using my voice to raise awareness and make a donation to help homeless dogs and cats who have no voice of their own.
I challenge (names of 3 people you are challenging) to do the same.
You have 24 hours to accept this challenge. voicelesschallenge.org #voicelesschallenge
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About Animal Welfare
More than 20,000 animals enter municipal shelters every day. Weak state laws provide little funding that might support initiatives such as longer hold periods that could create better outcomes for perfectly adoptable dogs and cats, and municipal shelters rely upon animal welfare groups to help get them out alive.
It generally works like this: there are only so many kennels to go around. They fill up rapidly with strays and unwanted or abandoned pets. Then a new animal arrives…a “found” dog or cat, who must be held for a specified period of time (like 72 hours) to allow its guardian to locate it. Space must be made available to house the new animal…so a dog or cat who has already been there for a while must go. About half end up being adopted, either directly from the shelter or from one of the many rescue groups who are working frantically across this country to save as many lives as possible. The other half? They don’t make it.
Clearly there is a lot of work to be done to achieve positive outcomes for these animals…or to prevent their ending up at shelters in the first place. Through the Voiceless Challenge, you can help.
The Voiceless Challenge is emceed by your hosts Valley Humane Society, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue in Pleasanton, California and Panhandle Animal Shelter, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Twin sisters Melanie Sadek and Mandy Evans, Executive Directors of the organizations (respectively), pioneered the Voiceless Challenge concept as a way to address the underlying factors contributing to the homeless animal population in the United States.