The sweetest adopt me signs in the shelter

There’s not much better than receiving a handmade card (or handmade anything, really) especially when it’s creative, cute and from the heart. And, when that something is made by a compassionate child, the melting heart factor doubles. Then when you find out kids are using their artistic talents to help homeless pets and animals at the Quebec Street Shelter, we wouldn’t be surprised if some salty discharge leaked from your eyes.

When you wander around the shelter, you’ll notice the sweetest “adopt me” signs attached to the kennel windows and are bound to smile. Since last fall, kids participating in the League’s Pawsitive Service Days and camps use their creativity to make the adopt me signs for the animals in our care. Since the project began, close to 100 posters have been drawn, colored and made with love by budding artists ages 8 through 11.

“The kids use art skills in an animal shelter … pretty impressive,” said Amanda Kludasch, humane education manager.

While there’s no scientific evidence to indicate the homeless pets and animals in our care know anything about the crafty adopt me signs, we can guess that when someone stops in front of their kennel to read the signs and see what they’re all about, a spark of hope pops into their eyes. Everyone, including animals, deserves a little extra love and help every now and again.