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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!

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

What You Should Know Before Buying An Easter Bunny As A Pet

What You Should Know Before Buying An Easter Bunny As A Pet

With Easter just around the corner, and bunnies everywhere you go – decorations, candy, greeting cards – you’re bound to catch bunny fever. While rabbits make excellent housepets for pet parents who do their research, buying a bunny on a whim to celebrate the holiday isn’t a wise idea. If you’re thinking about adopting some-bunny… Continue Reading

Adorable Pets Who Supported The Women’s March In Washington

Adorable Pets Who Supported The Women’s March In Washington

On January 21st and 22nd, it wasn’t just hundreds of thousands of women who marched during 2017 Women’s March on Washington, D.C. A good number of pets were also accompanying their human parents. Dressed up in their cutest clothes and slogans, different pets – mostly dogs – came to march for women’s rights. The ones that really caught the… Continue Reading

Tortoise Gets A New Set Of Wheels After Losing Legs To A Rat Attack

Tortoise Gets A New Set Of Wheels After Losing Legs To A Rat Attack

Mrs. T is a tortoise in Pembroke, West Wales (United Kingdom) who is approximately 90 years old. For all these years she was a perfectly normal tortoise and moved like any other tortoise, in a slow and steady pace. But here recently all that changed when a rat gnawed her legs off while hibernating in a… Continue Reading

Apartment Complexes Using DNA To Match Your Dog To Its Poop

Apartment Complexes Using DNA To Match Your Dog To Its Poop

Warning to dog owners who don’t pick up what their pets leave behind: your dastardly deeds may not longer go undetected. A growing number of North Texas apartment complexes are using DNA testing to trace pets and find owners who ignore poop-scoop regulations. “It should reduce or eliminate dog waste on the property”, predicted Jennifer… Continue Reading