According to the Corporation for National and Community Service's web site, this day was set up as a part of the President's national call to service initiative.
Here is what their web site has to say about it:
"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative."
As passionate animal advocates, we would love to see this include an increase in the number of people who choose to volunteer at their local animal shelters and rescues.
Just think about what you could do if you spent an hour today at your local shelter.
|Katie loves a good, rousing game of mousie, but it's hard without a human. |
She'd love it if someone would visit her and toss it around a bit!
Did you know simply petting and playing with dogs and cats is important? It's called pet enrichment, and this type of socialization helps ensure they're comfortable ariund humans and ready to move into their forever homes.
|Serena wants you to know how grateful she is for fresh food and water.|
You can walk a few dogs in an hour. You can fill food and water bowls, or take photos for your shelter so they can show these adoptable sweethearts on their website. You could even shoot a few seconds of video and post it to facebook to show how very lovable these animals are, and deserving of their very own homes.
What do you think? Just an hour, given on this national day of service?
Kitties like Justin would be ever so grateful.
|An hour of service? How about an hour of cuddles and adorable kittenness?|
And so would we.