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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!

Find The Right Pet Bird Species For You!

Find The Right Pet Bird Species For You!

Does your shoulder have a vacancy for a beautiful feathered companion? Birds can be intelligent, entertaining, highly sociable pets. Match with the right kind, and you’re sure to fall in love. There are dozens of domesticated bird species to choose from. They’re all stunning and wonderful to own. Your ideal bird will match your expectations,… Continue Reading

How To Dehydrate Your Own Healthy Pet Treats

How To Dehydrate Your Own Healthy Pet Treats

Cheap pet treats aren’t healthy, and healthy treats aren’t cheap. Ounce-for-ounce, biscuit-type treats are typically cheaper because they are made with fillers like flour or starch. Treats made with mostly meat tend to be healthier for cats and dogs, though some are made with artificial preservatives that can lead to chronic health issues when fed… Continue Reading

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

10 Cool New AKC Recognized Dog Breeds

10 Cool New AKC Recognized Dog Breeds

The American Kennel Club recognizes over 200 breeds, which can participate in events like conformation shows, agility, earth-dog trials, and obedience trials. In the past decade, a handful of “new” dog breeds have been added to the registry. These are not necessarily brand-new dog breeds, but rare breeds that had to demonstrate enough interest before… 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

How To Tell If Your Pets Are At A Healthy Weight

How To Tell If Your Pets Are At A Healthy Weight

In 2017, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found 56% of dogs and 60% of cats are clinically overweight. This epidemic is putting pets at greater risk for certain cancers, kidney failure, diabetes, and puts excessive strain on their bones and joints. We can only blame ourselves for these shocking statistics. Most of the time,… 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

What To Include In Your Pets’ Emergency Kits

What To Include In Your Pets’ Emergency Kits

No matter where you live, there’s always the possibility that your family will be affected by an emergency or natural disaster. Medical emergencies, floods, tornadoes, wildfires and other events can find us blindsided when we neglect to plan for them. When you have pets, it’s even more important to plan ahead. You don’t need to… 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

Is Your Pet A Lefty Or A Righty?

Is Your Pet A Lefty Or A Righty?

Approximately ten percent of people are left-handed. Left-handedness has been associated with greater creativity, intelligence, and a shorter temper, though research has shown that the preference does not seem to have an effect on personality. Is Your Pet Left-Pawed Or Right-Pawed? Pets can also be right-handed or left-handed. It’s easy to tell if your pet… 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