Having a pet in your home is like adding another member to your family. Although getting a new animal from birth can create a special bond, so does adopting a pet.
If you love any pet, there are various reasons for saving a pet from an animal shelter.
Reasons For Saving a Pet
Rescuing a pet from an animal shelter will benefit both you and the pet you rescue for many reasons.
Save a Life
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® national estimate, “approximately six and a half million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year.” These animals are strays found on the streets and brought in, animals rescued from abusive situations, or animals surrendered by owners who can’t take care of them anymore.
Over one million animals in shelters are euthanized each year because more animals are coming in than those adopted. By adopting, you are saving them from this unfortunate end. Deciding to save an animal’s life in a shelter will help more than just the one you take home because it will also make room for taking in other needy animals.
Animals have feelings too, and they want to be loved. Every animal adopted from an animal shelter is an opportunity to give them a better life.
Easier on Your Pockets
Since a pet becomes another family member, this entails additional costs. You will save money because the adoption cost can cover the following costs:
- Animal costs. Depending on the type and breed, the price of a newly born animal can be very high. Adopting from an animal shelter will be less expensive.
- Spaying/Neutering. If the idea is to have only one pet, the owner might decide to avoid the birth of unwanted animals with this birth control method.
- Vaccinations. Animal shelters are meant to save animals and keep them healthy. These pets have been checked out and will receive their first vaccinations.
- Training. In some cases, animals found in shelters are already housebroken and trained, so it won’t be necessary to pay for different types of training.
An Excellent Option
Puyallup Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of these poor, defenseless animals in Pierce County, Washington. One of the things that make this organization unique is that they haven’t just opened up another shelter to accumulate more animals. They work with various foster homes to find new homes for animals.
The adoption process begins with an email requesting an adoption application. Once you have applied, a volunteer will reach out to you to discuss your application and who you are interested in adopting. There are some requirements to keep in mind if you are serious about adopting.