Helping Animals Through Social Media

Since this is the Blog-a-thon and we’re using social networking sites to publicize our post I thought I would write about how the Nebraska Humane Society uses social networking sites to help get animals adopted.

Just last week the Nebraska Humane Society had a set of kittens in adopt with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (a condition that effects a cat’s ability to balance). Since this condition is something many pet owners aren’t familiar with the foster mom and I thought it would be a great idea to put together a video to showcase the kittens.  The video was helpful because it was both informative but it also showed the balance issues the kittens were facing. After the video was created we posted it on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and within a few hours the foster mom had received emails from a variety of people interested in the kittens. The video was posted on a Thursday and all the kittens were in a new home by Saturday.

If it wasn’t for the networks we have spent two and a half years building we probably wouldn’t have found homes for these animals as fast as we would like.  Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have changed the way NHS spreads its mission and showcases its animals. I am thankful for the followers and fans we have, and look forward to the online conversations every day!

I’m blogging for 24 hours to help homeless animals at the Nebraska Humane Society. Click here to donate where all the donations will be matched 100%

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