Bringing Awareness to Animal Adoption

As a fellow animal lover, I’m sure that you know of the immense happines s that having a companion animal in your life can bring you and the people around you. bterapiaberles

Both of my fur babies, Chewy and Chiquita, are rescue animals so I know firsthand the joy of adopting an orphaned pet can bring. I can’t imagine my life without them – they are the ones that cheer me up when I’ve had a bad day and make me laugh when I most need it. coloradowebimpressions

My pets help me see the fun in life even if what I’m doing isn’t particularly exciting… like when I take my dog for a walk around the neighborhood. uniquenewsonline

As we go for our walk, Chewy forces me to stop constantly…he likes to examine every other bush and tree and make sure to add his mark even after he’s run dry! repcohome

Sometimes I may want him to hurry up so I can get back to the house to work on another chore or project, but the fact that he makes me wait for him allows me time to finally relax and like him, enjoy and examine my surroundings. He’s taught me to notice the beauty of nature around me so that now I occasionally bring my camera with me to take pictures of the interesting things we see on our walks that I would otherwise ignore. optimalremodel

The Facts About Homeless Animals in the US

The Humane Society of the United States estimates that animal shelters around the country admit between 6 to 8 million dogs and cats annually with approximately half of those having the ill fate of being euthanized. Though the number of pets euthanized in this country has been greatly reduced compared to numbers in previous years, 4 million animals euthanized a year amounts to about eight animals being put to sleep every minute! aslremodeling

Two Key Factors That Cause Animal Homelessness

The number one reason that there are so many orphaned animals in United States is that adoption rates are morbidly low. Yet many people don’t know that 1 in 4 shelter dogs awaiting adoption are actually purebred. 7mgg

Another big factor is that there are still many animals out there that are not being spayed or neutered. Did you know that from all of the animals that our shelters rescue each year, only 10% of them are actually spayed or neutered? It’s no wonder that our animal shelter population is still so high.

Bringing Awareness to Animal Adoption

Luckily there are many organizations that help bring awareness to the public about the importance of animal adoption and spaying/neutering your pet.

Since 2008, every third Saturday in August is known as the International Homeless Animals Day.

Groups around the world get together every year to hold candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons for shelter rescues, and microchip clinics. manguerose

If you and your animal loving family and friends are interested in participating, check out the International Society for Animal Right’s website at where they’ve listed all of the scheduled events around the country as well as some internationally.

And if you do decide to attend, make sure to take your pets along if you can. Not only will they have lots of fun meeting other animals at the event, but by showing those around you the bond that you and your pet share, you both will surely help raise more awareness to the value of becoming a pet parent!

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