you save a life
Every year, a huge number of cats and dogs are euthanized simply because too many pets are admitted to shelters and too few people consider adopting a pet from a shelter when looking for a pet.
The number of euthanized animals can be significantly reduced if more people adopt an animal from a shelter rather than buy it from a pet store or from people who breed expensive breeds. When you adopt a living creature from a shelter or take it from the street, you save its life by making it part of your family.
You get a great animal
Animal shelters are filled with healthy pets just waiting to be taken home. The groups of people dealing with these animals carefully monitor their health. Most of the animals ended up in shelters because of human problems, such as moving, divorce, and not because the animals did something wrong. Many of them are already trained and used to living at home with people.
And don’t be afraid to take a cat or dog off the street. Be sure to take the animal to the veterinarian, and he will be able to improve his health.
This is one of the ways to fight animal consumerism.
If you buy a dog from a pet store or seller, you are contributing to the growth of animal consumption. The owners of purebred dogs and cats breed kittens and puppies for profit, and it would seem that there is nothing wrong with this if there were not so many homeless animals in the world and if some owners did not even keep purebred animals in poor conditions.
Sometimes breeders keep pets in cages. They breed many times, but when they are no longer suitable for this, they are either euthanized, or thrown out into the street, or, even worse, they stop feeding them, and they die. When you take a pet from a shelter or from the street, you can be sure that you are not giving the breeders a dime.
Your home will thank you
If you are adopting an adult cat or dog from a shelter, you can be sure that your carpet and wallpaper will stay intact because they have already been trained in good manners. You not only provide a living being with a home and save it from destruction, but you also keep your home.
All pets are good for your health, but you also create an additional incentive for yourself.
A huge amount of research shows that animals are psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to humans. They give you unconditional love. Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and reduce feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt an animal, you can also take pride in helping it in need!
You are helping more than just one animal
Overwhelmed shelters welcome millions of stray and lost animals every year, and by taking one pet, you make room for others. You’re giving more animals a second chance, and you’re saving not just one life, but several.
You can choose your pet without leaving home
Most shelters have social media pages and websites where they post pictures and information about the animals. There you can choose a pet of any color, age, gender and even breed. Also, some shelters can bring you a pet and even help with food for the first time.
You will change the world of one living being
Animals in shelters don’t see as much as pets. One way or another, in large nurseries, animals are kept in cages, because there are too many of them, and they do not receive enough love. You can change the world of one of them by giving him a home and your love. And he will definitely give you no less love.
Ekaterina Romanova Source: