Animal Welfare Hits Goal of 5,000 new “Likes”—Clark’s Pet Emporium To Donate $1 per “Like” to Albuquerque’s Dogs and Cats

Two-week campaign hit its goal 48 hours ahead of schedule

With just the click of a button, the public had an opportunity starting January 31st to help raise $5,000 for Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department in partnership with Clark’s Pet Emporium, and yesterday evening they reached their goal: over 5,000 new Facebook LIKES in just fourteen days!

Mayor Tim Keller said, “It’s great to see residents and businesses coming together as One Albuquerque to help save more pets in our community.”

This effort was supported by a generous donation from Clark’s Pet Emporium of $1 for each new LIKE. The campaign helped shine a spotlight on sheltered pets and on Animal Welfare’s many programs and services that benefit homeless pets.

“The response was unbelievable! Thank you to everyone who pitched in, and to Clark’s Pet Emporium for their generous support,” said Adam Ricci, Animal Welfare Department Chief of Field Operations.

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Albuquerque Animal Welfare reminds you to always spay or neuter your pets. The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department mission is to encourage responsible ownership of domestic animals; manage care for missing, abused and homeless animals; encourage and celebrate the Human-Animal bond through quality adoption and education; and to help assure public health and safety for the community.