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Social Networking Saves Homeless Animals

As the popularity of social networking continues to explode, more and more people are finding old friends, making new ones, finding what elder care services can offer and even finding love at sites such as Facebook.

But it isn’t only people who are benefiting from the inter-connectivity the sites afford — man’s best friend also is enjoying the fruits of social networking.

While for years rescue groups have used websites like Petfinder.com to list pets in need of new homes, Facebook has added another layer of networking that has resulted in thousands of canine and feline lives saved, rescuers say.

“Facebook and Petfinder have proven to be very useful tools in helping us find forever homes for our dogs and cats,” said Lauren Dobkowski, administrator of the Meriden Humane Society’s Facebook page.  “They allow us to reach people who may never have walked through our doors if they hadn’t seen an animal that interested them online.


Hamden resident Megan Shea started the City of Hartford Animal Shelter Facebook page… Continue reading