Make A Difference

Have you thought about adding a pet to your family? Being a pet owner is a very important role. There are many ways to add a new pup to your family and being a pet owner is a very important role.

Stephanie Minturn · May 01, 2018

Make a Difference: Adopt a Shelter Pet! 

By Stephanie Minturn 

Have you thought about adding a pet to your family? Being a pet owner is a very important role. There are many ways to add a new pup to your family and being a pet owner is a very important role. It takes a lot of love, patience and understanding to raise an animal, regardless of where your journey begins. There are several dog breeders, pet stores, family and friends from whom you can purchase your new pet. Every pet is important and deserving of a loving home; however there are special groups of animals who are in desperate need of love and attention. The ASPCA reported, 3.3 million dogs and 3.4 million cats in shelters nationwide, in which 2.7 million of these companion animals are euthanized annually. Shelters are filled beyond capacity and the only way to help is to adopt! 
 
Adopt a pet in need of a loving home.

Some people may be apprehensive with the thought of rescuing a pet. Perhaps they are intimidated by the process or fear that the pet was raised in a bad environment, posing a risk to their family. In many cases it is actually the opposite. Most rescue centers and shelters are very easy to work with and will help you through the process of adopting your new pet. They offer quality advice and plenty of resources, specific to building and maintaining a healthy relationship with the new member of your family. Shelter-pets often come from homes where they were house-trained, loved and obedient or surrendered by the owner. In addition, various issues such as illness, a move or divorce has changed the situation and often leave a pet homeless. Some shelters provide a behavioral analysis for the pet before adopting and will provide support even after adoption. 

April 30th was National Adopt a Shelter Pet day. You can visit www.petfinder.com and www.shelteranimalscount.org or other similar websites to locate shelters and rescue centers in your area. Save a life with adoption! 

Resources 

https://www.aspca.org/animal-homelessness/shelter-intake-and-surrender/pet-statistics 
https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-animal-homelessness
https://shelteranimalscount.org/
http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/adopt/tips/adopting_from_shelter_rescue.html 

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Stephanie Minturn

Stephanie Minturn

Stephanie, is a Registered Nurse and proud mother, of 4 whom has always loved animals and the purity and beauty they bring into the world. She enjoys researching current trends and evidence based practice in the pet industry and relating it to the healthcare industry for humans. She has passion in discovering new found knowledge with other pet owners like herself.

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