May 17, 2015

Charity Spotlight

Here’s a surprising fact.

Only 10%-20% of American family pets come from rescues or shelters. This leaves far too many dogs and cats behind. Every year, millions of animals are euthanized simply because there’s nobody stepping up to adopt them.

We can do way better than that, right? There are tons of reasons to adopt from a shelter or rescue, for example:

You’ll save a life. How great is that?

You’ll save money. Adoption fees are a fraction of what you’d pay to purchase a pet from a breeder. Plus, most animals adopted from a shelter or rescue are already spayed/neutered and up to date on their shots—a significant savings in vet fees.

About 25% of dogs in shelters are purebreds. So chances are, you can save a life by adopting and still find the breed you’re looking for. And if a purebred dog isn’t important to you, then you’ll really hit the jackpot at your local shelter. Mixed-breed dogs make wonderful pets, and they’re usually healthier than purebreds.

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