If you love pets and wish to bring one home, then you should consider approaching an animal shelter. It is a place where surrendered, abandoned or lost animals are kept. It is also a place where animals are rehabilitated. Now, you must be wondering why one should adopt an animal from a shelter? There are hundreds of reasons why, and below you find some of the most important ones. Have a look-
- The surrendered, abandoned and lost animals in animal shelters are always looking for another chance to be with human beings. At human houses, they don’t just get security but also a lot of care, attention and love. By helping them fulfil this dream of being with human beings, you give them such a great reason to be happy. Trust this- it is a noble thing to do. Any Boronia Vet would second that if asked.
- Pet overpopulation is a pressing concern these days. There are more pets than there are shelters for them. When you adopt a pet from an animal shelter, you help put a stop to this cycle of pet overpopulation. You will be surprised to know that millions of pet animals like cats and dogs have to be euthanised every year just because there are not sufficient homes to welcome them.
- There is no dearth of commercial breeding centres these days. They generally put their animals on sale through advertisements or by directly contacting pet shops. These facilities can easily be referred to as ‘pet mills’. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. There is a bigger problem that lies beneath. These animals are generally killed or abandoned when they are no more useful to these puppy or kitten mills. By adopting your pet from an animal shelter, you discourage these breeding factories.
- There are numerous benefits to adopt an adult pet. The first thing is, they are most likely already to be trained, so you won’t have to train them again. You also won’t have to deal with that phase of their life when they are extremely active and into excessive clawing, chewing and biting. Also, you will know what the animal is like at the shelter itself. After all, it is an adult; you won’t have to wait to see what your pet turns out to be in the coming years.
Now, you know how beneficial it is to adopt a pet from an animal shelter, so why wait? But once you bring the pet home, don’t forget to have a Boronia Vet check your new family member, for any ailment or personality issue. Happy petting!