Posted by Christi Reynard - email
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19)- Local volunteers with helped kick off a national campaign to get dogs and cats out of shelters and into foster homes for the holidays.
The movement is inspired by the book, "A Dog Named Christmas."
Across the country, more than 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, including Cincinnati-based Recycled Doggies.
"I think there's about 3 million dogs on Pet-finder that need homes some of those are in rescues and some are in shelters, but we pull from high kill shelters in Ohio and Kentucky and there are lots of dogs there," says Shannon DeBra of Recycled Doggies.
The National "Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays" hopes to place as many pets as possible into good homes before Dec. 20.