Main Reasons To Adopt A Pet From An Animal Shelter

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Save A Life


All of the animals that live in shelters are in need of another chance. They have been given up, lost or abandoned. They are helpless and unwanted and you will be giving them a brand new life in a loving home.


Break The Cycle Of Overpopulation In Pets


There are simply not enough homes to go around for the number of animals that are born each year. When you adopt from a shelter, it will help to weaken the cycle of pet overpopulation. Every year, roughly 8 to 12 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs are euthanized simply because there are not enough homes for them.


Help Stop The Cruelty Found In Mass Breeding Facilities


Across the country, there are thousands of facilities for commercial pet breeding, along with backyard breeders that put up millions of animals for sale in pet stores or with newspaper ads. Often referred to as kitten and puppy mills, these are facilities that will repeatedly impregnate the female dogs that spend their lifetime in cages and without human companionship. These are unfortunate animals that live in intolerable surroundings, forced to put out litter after litter, then destroyed once they are unprofitable. When you adopt from a shelter, you will never be supporting these cruel practices.


Take Advantage Of Adult Animal Adoption


Here you have a potential deal. An adult pet makes for a wonderful companion. They are usually already house trained and may even know how to “stay” or “sit.” You are never going to have to go through the puppy or kitten phase, meaning less of the youthful energy that includes clawing, chewing or biting. You can see the personality of the adult animal and you know what you are going to get.


Lifetime Resource Of The Shelter Employees And Volunteers


Those who work at the shelter become a valuable resource for helping you to get the information you need for your pet. They work with animals each day and have a vast amount of information on a variety of issues.


Great Selection Of Animals


You will find shelters that has varieties you will not see elsewhere. You will see specific breeds and some of the greatest mutts to make excellent companions.


You Will Adopt A Pet That Has Gotten Excellent Care


Every animal that you will find in a shelter have been given vaccinations on arrival and also go through a process of behavioral screening. Shelters have vet partners that come into their shelter each week to help with all the health care issues and concerns that arise.


Support A Valuable Community Institution And Charity


The sad truth is that every community across the United States is in need of an animal shelter for pets in need. Once you adopt your pet from a shelter, you will be assisting a not for profit group, but also sending out a message to anyone else who will be asking throughout the years where you got your lovely pet. Shelters help to improve the community by working to mandate that the adopted animals end up being neutered or spayed. This is a requirement that can help diminish the chances that other unwanted animals come into the world.


You Will Spend Less


You will often find low adoption fees that will cover a portion of the costs of the shelters, which are much less than any cost you will find for a purebred puppy or kitten that is sold for a profit.


Encourage Others to Adopt A Shelter Animal


When friends ask where you got the amazing pet you have, you can simply tell them you got him/her “at the shelter.” Your single adoption could encourage many others to do the same.

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