I just got home a short time ago from my orientation as a volunteer for Best Friends Atlanta, an organization that serves as a shelter and an adoption center for dogs and cats in Metro Atlanta. The organization has centers here, as well as in New York City, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Their goal is to “save them all” and create a world in which there are no more homeless pets.
The first time I learned about Best Friends last fall when they began bringing pets needing homes to the television station I was working for at the time. Visits like this are a staple of daytime and morning newscasts. What intrigued me at the time was how much everyone working in the newsroom loved seeing the dogs.