All silliness aside, Duchovny is committed to zero-kill and helping shelters meet the challenge. He is an active board member of the Target Zero non-profit and a longtime shelter advocate. “Target Zero is showing a clear path to end the euthanasia of adoptable shelter animals through its proven-to-work mentorship model. We’re currently in ten Fellow Cities, but I’d like us to be in 20, 30, 40 more as quickly as possible to keep saving more and more lives. My hope is this campaign will get the word out far and wide that we’re here to help,” enthuses Duchovny.
Co-Founded by social entrepreneur and goodwill activist Tracey Durning, Target Zero provides comprehensive strategies to decrease shelter intake and increase live release rates to achieve the 90+% shelter save rate. Launched in 2013, Target Zero has already gotten two cities to zero; Waco, Texas and Huntsville, Alabama, with Brevard County, Florida set to get there by October 2016. The organization currently works in ten Fellow Cities. “No kill” is defined as 90% or more of cats and dogs getting out of a city’s shelters safely. 10% or less is accounted for by animals that will die from illness regardless of medical treatment and/or large dogs with nonrehabilitative aggression issues.
Visit lickmyface.org to get involved. The challenge is simple and easy, plus fun for the licked and lickee!
Lick My Face Guidelines
- Participants may join the lick-off just by having a smart phone or video camera and enthusiastic four-legged partner.
- A pet friendly substance such as all natural peanut butter may be applied to one’s face to up the donation count (and fun!).
- Participants post their videos to their favorite social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc
- • With hashtags: #targetzero #lickmyface,
- • Challenge others to join the cause
- Participants will donate at least one dollar for every lick received at http://www.lickmyface.org/
CALLING ALL DUCHOVNIACS! Everybody go and do this! Tweet and share all your videos!
HERE IS OUR DUCHOVNIAC #LickMyFace Challenge. We did one with our rescue cat Minnie. She wasn’t into peanut butter but Walt made up for her in licks.
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)