FOR RESCUE ANIMALS
Arkansas dog lovers unite! Inspired by my own two Arkansas rescue dogs, I wanted to create a design that would unify all dog lovers across the natural state.
Shelters rarely have enough space for all the unwanted, abused or neglected animals that are picked up by animal control or brought to shelters by owners who just didn't care enough to give the pet that they chose a good home. Ashley Hughes Creative pledging to donate 10% of shirt proceeds and $1 of each decal to various Arkansas rescue organizations.
April/May Rescue : Rock City Rescue, Arkansas
Rock City Rescue is a registered 501(c)(3) Charity founded in 2013. Rock City Rescue is composed of a network of fosters and volunteers who work together to rescue sweet, loving, adoptable dogs, who are often from high kill pounds in the rural south, rehabilitate them and adopt them to only the best homes in the northeast.
February/March: Rescue Road, Little Rock Arkansas
Founded on September 2nd, 2012, Rescue Road is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Rescue Road has rescued over 3,200 dogs and counting thanks to our foster families. Shelters across our state have high euthanasia rates. Rescue Road aims to relieve pressure on high-intake areas to help lower those rates. Their core shelter partners include Pine Bluff, West Memphis, Hazen, and Stuttgart.
INFORMATION + INSPIRATION
Did you know Arkansas is a major puppy mill state home to over 130 facilities and 7,000 adult breeding dogs. Arkansas even made it on the HSUS "Horrible Hundred. (1) Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats). (2) If you’re looking for a healthy, loving pet, you’re in luck. Many can readily be found in shelters and rescue groups around the country.
No matter what type of pet you’re looking for, a shelter or rescue organization is the place to go. By choosing adoption, you’re taking a stand against the puppy mill industry.