Did you know? August 1st is known as DOGust, a universal birthday for shelter dogs! For the rest of the month, we’ll be covering shelter efforts but this one comes very special to Pug Life Harness.
About a month ago, we did a soft launch of the Paw It Forward Initiative which is geared towards supporting shelters and non-profit organizations. One of the first organizations we teamed up with is known as The Ark Inc., an animal shelter based out of Huntsville, Alabama.
“Saving an animal may not change the world, but it sure changes the world for that animal!”
On March 6, 1990, Nina Beal founded The Ark as a non-profit, no kill animal shelter to respond to animals in need in their community. Since then, The Ark has worked with their city for rescue and rehabilitation to improve the living quality of homeless animals in their area. Their mission statement is simple and everything we look for in organizations:
In addition to the services they provide animals in need, they also help educate their community on the best practices for shelters in hopes that similar efforts will be widespread.
The most touching thing about The Ark is that they are 100% volunteer run. We were contacted by a volunteer from their shelter who expressed the need for better walking accessories for the dogs at their shelter. The dogs range from itty bitties to the larger breeds that may call for more quality products for walking.
We happily donated a range of sizes and colors of harnesses to The Ark as our way of pawing it forward. Just take a look at these happy doggos!
Want to learn more about The Ark and how you can help? Their website has all the information you need for Donations, Adoptions, and more! Visit http://www.arkinc.org to get started.