Ahh, at last. Virtual success. Creating and publishing a website is not exactly a walk in the park, especially for someone with next to no technological experience. Computers, to me, are like an alien race. I don't try to understand them, and vice versa.
I was thrilled, however, to notice that following the finishing statement on this blog entry, the Uno's Happy Endings website will be up and running within mere hours, and finally we will have the momentum we need to be recognized more in the world of animal rescue.
You see, one does not just "adopt an animal" anymore. There are emails, phone calls, fax numbers, text messages, QR Codes, Bar codes, Code codes, and just about every other method of communication imaginable available. There are several resources at my disposal for finding quality homes for animals. So then why aren't I finding them? It seems like everyone interested in adopting a rescue animal lives far, far away from the dear faces that wait patiently at our rescue. But, alas, the answer came to me as easily as the wind moves paper: we need a website. Not the flashy, expensive, in-your-face kind, but an easy-to-navigate, informative website where our adorable animals can get noticed. Posting available animals on local websites and classifieds isn't precisely the best method. Most people interested in adopting an animal go out of their way to research places they may find their new best friend. Some choose the local animal shelter, some buy from pet stores, others adopt strays off the street. In any case, most of these people aren't perusing Craigslist for a hefty "rehoming fee" of several hundred dollars.
Although those animals need help just as badly, it is really up to the rescue to let the interested parties come to us. So please, if you hear of anyone who is looking to adopt an animal, recommend them to us! The more animals we can adopt out, the more we can save, and the cycle keeps on giving!