Malia has great taste in dogs. Can I have a rescued goldendoodle, too?
I’m happy to report that my letter to the ASPCA has been answered already! I should have known people would be on this mission.
We couldn’t agree more! Several animal welfare groups have been running campaigns over the last few months to drum up support/signatures to persuade Obama to make his new dog a rescue. The most notable of these is probably the campaign run by Best Friends Network. Check it out here:
The ASPCA issued a press release to the media this week urging the Obamas to make adoption their first option. You can view it on our website at this link:
Also, our President, Ed Sayres, was quoted in this piece in USA Today:
Thanks for writing and for caring about animals.
And guess what?? Look! “The Obama Family will Adopt.” So energizing to see good work get done! I guess I should have been reading my LA Times more closely; they announced the news back on 10/10/08. Just yesterday, The Chicago Tribune ran a story with this,
” . . . Michelle Obama told reporters in October that the family would select a rescue dog from a shelter. . . . At the PAWS Chicago Adoption Center, officials said they would be able to find a designer puppy to meet both Malia’s needs and her mother’s prerequisites.”
What’s next? Let’s get on it! Can we do anything to help this situation?
UPDATE: The Humane Society invites us to sign their card to the Obamas here.