Animal shelters provide comfort

More people should be adopting more animals from shelters than pet stores


Ellianna Keller, reporter

Animals all around the world are getting neglected and taken to shelters, but not many people go to an animal shelter, leaving lots of animals to die.

Many animals that get put into shelters tend to be really frightened and need to be comforted by a set of people.

I went to a shelter six years ago and found the love of my life, but in dog form.

When I first took him in, he was scared and overwhelmed by the things around him. Now he is the happiest dog I know and because of us taking him in, he is really healthy.

Though many dogs at shelters may not be in the greatest shape health wise, it doesn’t mean that there is no hope for them. 

Statistics show that about 2.6 million dogs are bought from pet stores each year, and they usually have serious health or psychological problems. 

Some animals at pet stores don’t get taken care of very well and can end up giving you tons of trips to a nearby animal hospital. 

When someone adopts from a shelter, they could possibly be saving an animal’s life because when animals don’t get adopted and have been at the shelter for a long time, the workers have to put them down.

It is shown that roughly 71% of cats and 56% of dogs are euthanized that go into shelters. 

When at pet stores the pets have more time than the animals at a shelter. 

When a pet simply doesn’t get bought from the pet store, they go through a whole process, like going on sale, going to a rescue center, and even giving the animals away for free to the workers.

“If the shelter isn’t full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed, it may get a stay of execution, though not for long. -Welcome to ARMAC

Every year as more and more animals come in, the workers have a harder time taking care of all of them.

They need familys or even just one person to adopt an animal so they can be taken care of, especially when an animal struggles with health already.

Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in!-Top reasons to adopt a pet 

Some people might say that they want a designer pet, and the only way to get them would be to buy them from a pet store.

Though they might get a designer pet, they could end up having to deal with that pet’s many health issues.

When you get from a shelter you may get an older non-designer dog they could be much happier and healthier. 

In conclusion, if you or a family member thinks about getting an animal, the shelters need you.

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