The statistics confirm that more than 4-5 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year, simply because there are too many pets in the shelter that people just refuse to adopt. When we use the term, #Adoptdon’tshop we believe in giving opportunities and love to all these deserving innocent lives. Our aim is to give them the life they deserve to lead.
By adopting a pet, not only are you providing a quality-laced life to a rescue animal, you are saving not one but two lives. The space you will make by adopting a rescue can be utilized by another pet in need. So, by taking in a rescue you are doing more than you ever could.
It is a myth that shelters do not have healthy pets. There is no evidence to support that. Animal shelters and rescue homes have a number of healthy pets waiting for a loving home to take care of them.
All the pets in a rescue center land up there because of human problems like separation or them moving, etc. It is in no way their mistake or shortcoming. A majority of them are already acquainted with humans and their lifestyle and are extremely friendly. Not that you can put a price tag on love, but if you adopt a pet instead of buying it you also end up saving money.
You are doing your part to put an end to puppy mills if you adopt your next pet. Puppy mills are places where dogs are kept in dirty cages so that they can be bred over and over again. These facilities put profits above all of their lives. The mother dog is kept away from her children only to be bred by different species depending on the demand in the market. These places continue to exist and people who buy their pets from pet stores are their customers. These innocent buyers have no idea what is going on behind the scenes and easily fall into their traps.
In the end, nothing beats the feeling you get when you know you have done the right thing. Your one step has the ability to uplift lives and potentially take a step to do the right thing for the world. You have all the reasons to do it. So, what are you waiting for?