adopt a pet?
The number of shelter animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save your animal and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.
Our Animal Shelter is brimming with happy, healthy pets that are just waiting for someone to take them home. Most of our shelter pets ended up here because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animal did anything wrong.
When you adopt a pet, the cost of spaying/neutering, first vaccinations and sometimes micro-chipping is included in the adoption price, which means you’ve scored a major deal — a fuzzy deal who will thank you with kisses or purrs for many years to come.
And get a new best friend in the bargain. Seriously, what could be better than that?
Many of the pets from our shelter are already house trained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug and furniture.
Puppy and kitten mills are “factory style” breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs and cats. Animals from puppy and kitten mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviourally troubled as a result. The mothers of the puppies and kittens are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs and cats are simply discarded — either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.
Most puppies and kittens in pet stores and sold online come from puppy and kitten mills. The dogs and cats are sold to unsuspecting consumers in pet stores, over the Internet and through classified ads. Puppy and kitten mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.
Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial. Caring for a companion animal can provide a sense of purpose and fulfilment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need.