Saving Senior Dogs Week
October 26, 2020
Saving Senior Dogs Week, hosted by Lily's Legacy (October 26 – November 1, 2020) is a week-long national social media campaign that aims to:
- Raise awareness of the struggles of homeless senior dogs
- Increase public awareness of the joys of adopting senior dogs
- Reduce unnecessary euthanasia
- Provide existing senior dog rescues in the U.S. with much-needed funding to carry out their missions.
It is estimated that approximately 670,000 shelter dogs are euthanized each year in the United States. Senior dogs are least likely to be rescued or adopted from shelters and are most at risk of being euthanized.
Although there are an estimated 14,000 animal rescue organizations nationwide, less than 40 of them are dedicated exclusively to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing senior dogs.
Proceeds from the fundraising campaign will be divided equally among the participating senior dog rescue organizations, and a portion of the funds will go into the Saving Senior Dogs grant fund to provide startup funding and support for individuals interested in founding a new senior dog rescue. 100% of the funds will go towards saving thousands of homeless senior dogs.