Studies abound touting the numerous health benefits of having pets, from reduced stress levels and lowered blood pressure to improved symptoms of depression and fewer instances of obesity. Nothing beats listening to your cat purr as you stroke her fur to help calm your mind. And playing fetch with the dog gives both
him and you the chance to get some much needed exercise. It’s no wonder, then, that pets live in some 71 million homes in the United States.
Tragically, nearly 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in shelters across the country, even though they are perfectly adoptable. It’s this trend that Pawmetto Lifeline hopes to end.
Formed in 1999 as Project Pet, Pawmetto Lifeline works with shelters in Richland and Lexington counties to save cats and dogs scheduled for euthanasia by rescuing them and then putting them up for adoption.
Our four makeover pups were pulled from area shelters and brought to Wescott Acres Luxury Pet Resort, where groomer Carrie Wofford donated her time to uncover their hidden splendor before we dressed them up in finery from Pupcakes Pet Boutique to pose for our cameras.
Won’t you adopt one of them? They and 23,000 other dogs and cats in shelters across the Midlands are waiting for their forever homes.
For more imformation on how you can help,call Pawmetto Lifeline at (803) 407-0991.