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Why You Should Adopt A Pet From A Shelter

Why You Should Adopt A Pet From A Shelter
Every so often, a shelter in any community gets ready for an adoption promotion. While shelters also raise funds throughout the calendar year, what is raised is rarely sufficient. Thus, adoption events.
According to the Humane Society Of the United States, Each Year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them.
If that is not enough reason why you should ADOPT AN ANIMAL, instead of buying one, Here are More Wonderful Reasons Why You Should:

Helping an Animal

Before adoption events, shelters may appeal to the desires of people watching their ads, saying that the adoption of shelter pets means the people will gain a lifelong companion. Adopters also learn they may be saving these animals’ lives.

Each Animal is Unique and Beautiful

Most shelter animals are of several mixed breeds, giving them unique, unforgettable and even cute appearances. Some animals may have multi-colored coats while others have eyes of two different colors. Either way, they are all beautiful.

Adopters Take a Stand Against Animal Cruelty

Shelters won’t forget to make the point that, when people adopt shelter animals, they are doing what they can to keep animal cruelty from becoming a bigger issue. When a pet is adopted from the shelter, that means animal mills have lost a sale.

Adopting a Shelter Animal can be Contagious

When people see that an individual or family has adopted a shelter pet, they may be more likely to explore why it’s better to do so. When they learn about the benefits that shelter animals receive, they may decide to do so, if they are looking for a family pet.

Adoption Stops Mindless Over-Population

Shelters should refer to the over-population problem common to most areas and even countries around the world. Animals are allowed to multiply to such an extent that they can’t be cared for. Adopting an animal from a shelter helps to curb this issue.

Shelter Staff Stands Ready to Help

Shelters know that new pet owners will have questions about their new family member. For this reason, they work to make sure staff members are available when this happens. Shelter staffers can also make recommendations for other animal professionals, as needed.

Shelter Pets have Gotten Good Care

In promoting their services in the community, shelters are sure to emphasize the care that the animals receive—when animals first come in, they undergo veterinary exams and any health problems detected are treated. These animals also receive needed vaccinations and, if they haven’t been altered, they will be neutered or spayed.

Adoption Saves Families Money

All good shelters know they need to point out that adopters will save significant amounts of money by adopting a rescue pet rather than buying a purebred animal. The price difference will be discussed.

Adoption Fees Help the Shelter

Shelters explain how adoption fees are used to help their operation, as well as how their resident animals benefit. Most of all, shelters explain that these fees help to rescue additional animals.

Pets Available Now!

Finally, shelters explain that pets are always available, waiting for loving homes. They explain that adopted animals give their love to their families. They tell people a pet is waiting.

Google search ‘closest animal shelter’ To ‘Rescue an Animal’ Today!

Let’s Spread The Word About Pet Adoption!

Voluntary Recall Of Dave’s Pet Food ‘Beef Canned Dog Food’ Due To Elevated Thyroid Hormone

Voluntary Recall Of Dave’s Pet Food ‘Beef Canned Dog Food’ Due To Elevated Thyroid Hormone

June 13, 2018 – Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, MA is voluntarily recalling one lot of ‘Dave’s Dog Food’ 95% premium beef cans due to potentially elevated levels of beef thyroid hormones. When dogs have consumed high levels of beef thyroid hormone, they may show these symptoms: restlessness, increased heart rate, increased thirst, increased urination frequency… Continue Reading

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Merrick Backcountry and Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Treats

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Merrick Backcountry and Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Treats

May 23, 2018 – Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is voluntarily recalling some of their varieties of dog treats because they might have elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. When dogs have consumed high levels of beef thyroid hormone, they may show these symptoms: restlessness, increased heart rate, increased thirst, increased urination frequency… Continue Reading

OC Raw Dog Recalls Freeze Dried Sardines Because Of The Potential To Cause Botulism

OC Raw Dog Recalls Freeze Dried Sardines Because Of The Potential To Cause Botulism

April 20, 2018 – OC Raw Dog, LLC of California is recalling its OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines product because of the potential to cause botulism. The fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have… Continue Reading

Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food Recall

Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food Recall

April 16, 2018 – Carnivore Meat Company is voluntarily recalling two of its Vital Essentials freeze-dried dog foods because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All… Continue Reading

K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls Imported Dog Food Due To Listeria

K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls Imported Dog Food Due To Listeria

April 14, 2018 – K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling 4 batches of its K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast, which were imported into the US in June 2017, due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk after handling the products, especially… Continue Reading

Steve’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Steve’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

March 3, 2018 – Steve’s Real Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View… Continue Reading

Northwest Naturals Dog Food Recall Due To Listeria

Northwest Naturals Dog Food Recall Due To Listeria

February 25, 2018 – Northwest Naturals voluntarily recalls 5 lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk after handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterwards. [View All Recalls… Continue Reading

TruPet Voluntarily Recalls TruDog Pet Treats

TruPet Voluntarily Recalls TruDog Pet Treats

February 24, 2018 – TruPet, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” pet treats due to salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse… Continue Reading

Carnivore Meat Company Recalls Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Carnivore Meat Company Recalls Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food

February 24, 2018 – Carnivore Meat Company voluntarily recalls 73 cases of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entree because of salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In… Continue Reading

J. M. Smucker Company Withdraws Multiple Dog Food Brands Due To Pentobarbital

J. M. Smucker Company Withdraws Multiple Dog Food Brands Due To Pentobarbital

February 16, 2018 – J. M. Smucker Company has initiated a voluntary recall of numerous cans of wet dog food due to the presence of low levels of euthanasia drug, pentobarbital. Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a… Continue Reading

Arrow Reliance Inc. (ZooLogics Pet Food And Darwin’s Natural Pet Products) Investigated by FDA

Arrow Reliance Inc. (ZooLogics Pet Food And Darwin’s Natural Pet Products) Investigated by FDA

February 13, 2018 – FDA and Washington Department of Agriculture is investigating Arrow Reliance Inc. for a string of Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes contamination in raw pet food manufactured by companies like Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food. From October 16, 2016 to February 10, 2018 there has been numerous salmonella and listeria contamination recalls… Continue Reading

Redbarn Pet Products Recalls Dog Chews Due To Salmonella

Redbarn Pet Products Recalls Dog Chews Due To Salmonella

February 10, 2018 – Redbarn Pet Products voluntarily recalls a single product, Redbarn Natural 7 inch Bully Stick Dog Chews 3-pack, due to a potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap… Continue Reading

Smokehouse Pet Products Recalls Beefy Munchies Due To Salmonella

Smokehouse Pet Products Recalls Beefy Munchies Due To Salmonella

UPDATE: Feb 15, 2018 – This recall of Smokehouse Pet Products has been expanded to include all “Beefy Munchies.” February 9, 2018 – Smokehouse Pet Products is recalling 4-oz bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella was found during a routine testing by a… Continue Reading

Dog Food Recall By JustFoodForDogs

Dog Food Recall By JustFoodForDogs

January 15, 2018 – JustFoodForDogs, LLC of Los Alamitos, CA has announced in a company letter to customers that they are voluntarily recalling specific JustFoodForDogs products due to a potential contamination with bacteria ‘Listeria monocytogenes’. The preliminary testing revealed that an ingredient used to make the products, human-grade green beans, may have been contaminated with the… Continue Reading

United Pet Group Voluntarily Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products Due To Chemical Contamination

United Pet Group Voluntarily Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products Due To Chemical Contamination

June 10, 2017 – United Pet Group Voluntary Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs Due to Possible Chemical Contamination. These rawhide dog chew products were distributed online and to retail stores in the US. The recall was initiated after United Pet Group found out that some of the rawhide chew manufacturing facilities… Continue Reading

Smallbatch Pets Recalls Frozen 2lbs Chicken Blend For Cats And Dogs Due to Salmonella

Smallbatch Pets Recalls Frozen 2lbs Chicken Blend For Cats And Dogs Due to Salmonella

May 5, 2017 – Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of frozen 2lbs chicken blend for dogs and cats due to potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward.… Continue Reading

Why Hypoallergenic Small Dogs Are Best For Allergy Sufferers

Why Hypoallergenic Small Dogs Are Best For Allergy Sufferers

Hypoallergenic dogs are more popular than ever before. From the white house to local pet lover’s house, everyone is talking about hypoallergenic dogs. What are hypoallergenic dogs? The common misconception is that hypoallergenic dogs are totally allergy free. The fact of the matter is, they are the breed of dogs that produce fewer allergens but are… Continue Reading

Party Animal Recalls Cocolicious Canned Dog Food Due To Pentobarbital

Party Animal Recalls Cocolicious Canned Dog Food Due To Pentobarbital

April 17, 2017 – Party Animal Inc. recalls specific lots of its Cocolicious Canned Dog Food due to some varieties being tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital. This is another one of the pentobarbital contaminations we have seen in our pet’s food in recent months, leaving us wondering how safe is the food we… Continue Reading

EuroCan Manufacturing Recalls Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth And Mac’s Choice Pig Ears

EuroCan Manufacturing Recalls Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth And Mac’s Choice Pig Ears

EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling their individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of Barnsdale Farms®, HoundsTooth® and Mac’s Choice® Pig Ears due to potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk after handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap… Continue Reading

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot Of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot Of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe

Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe, Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, due to elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Blue Buffalo Company based on Wilton, CT Recalled products: The recall is limited to one… Continue Reading

Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls Canned Dog Food Due To Elevated Beef Thyroid Hormone

Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls Canned Dog Food Due To Elevated Beef Thyroid Hormone

Wellpet of Tewksbury, MA, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of one recipe of canned dog food due to elevated levels of naturally occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone. This recipe is a mixer or topper and is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only making the likelihood of a dog being affected pretty remote. [View All… Continue Reading

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall Due To Issues With Foil Seals

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall Due To Issues With Foil Seals

Blue Buffalo is voluntarily issuing a market recall of certain dog food due to quality issues with the foil seals on top of the cups. 17 varieties of its Blue Divine Delights and Blue Wilderness Trail Trays are included in this withdrawal. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company:  Blue Buffalo Company Recalled products:… Continue Reading