July 21st, 2013 by admin
Animal shelters are a safe haven for animals who have been abandoned by the people who found them or took care of them. Whether you are someone who finds an animal on the side of a road and does not have the means to keep it, or if you have a litter of cats or dogs that you do not know what to do with, the animal shelter is probably the best option. When the animal enters the shelter, it is examined. The staff will give the animal a worm treatment and possibly treat the animal for fleas. The animal will be placed in a kennel area until someone adopts it, and if the animal is not in a condition to be adopted, then it will be put to sleep. Staff will feed the animal on a daily basis, and water will be provided. Some shelters will take the animal outside so that it can get exercise.
May 28th, 2013 by admin
Unfortunately, thousands of animals are left alone to fend for themselves on the streets. This can occur due to a variety of reasons such as abandonment as well as animals that have not been spayed or neutered. Sadly, these animals often go hungry and are more vulnerable injuries from motorists. While stray animals may pose a nuisance to those living within the community, it is important to remember that it is everyone's job to keep these animals safe. Here, are a few ways to keep unwanted animals off the streets.
First, every pet owner should do their part to avoid being part of the problem. By spaying and neutering their pets, a person can avoid having a litter of puppies or kittens with no way to take care of them at home. Second, those with pets should keep them properly contained to the home or yard using adequate fencing and doors. Third, a person should also make sure to keep a collar and tag on their pet that can help them to be identified should they become lost. In addition to caring for their pets, people should also report any stray animals they see in their neighborhood. If the animal is friendly and wearing a tag, it may also be possible to identify their owner or take them to a shelter where they can be safe.
May 26th, 2013 by admin
One problem that society is facing in the modern world is animal overpopulation. Unfortunately, not everyone spays and neuters their animals, so there are a lot of puppies and kitties who are running around without homes. When those animals are discovered, they are either taken in by a family or- more often than not- they are taken to an animal shelter. Just because an animal is taken to a shelter does not mean that it is destined to a full life, though. There are two main types of shelters- kill and no-kill.
Not every animal that gets taken to a kill shelter ends up being disposed of, though. The animal has a chance to be adopted out, but if it is not taken within a certain amount of time, the shelter will euthanize the animal to create space for newer animals. They will also euthanize if the animal has medical problems or if there is any other reason that they feel the animal will not be adopted. This is certainly not fair to the animal, who has done nothing wrong other than simply existing. No-kill shelters will provide a comfortable home for the animal until it is adopted or dies of natural causes, which is why these types of shelters should be supported and celebrated.
May 22nd, 2013 by admin
Because of increased public awareness, pet adoptions from local animal shelters continue to increase. However, when families come looking for a new pet companion, they often want puppies, kittens, or animals that are still young. They do not want to consider older pets that are up for adoption. Many of these older animals are put to sleep to make room for new cats and dogs that are brought to these shelters. Pet advocates mourn the loss of these older pets that might have made ideal companions for many people. They encourage families to consider adopting an older pet.Is this new to you? Catch up here
Some people may argue that older animals can be difficult to train. They may be stubborn about making a change in their behavior or have past experiences with people that make integrating into a new home challenging. However, animal advocates point out that older pets are no more difficult to train than puppies and kittens. All animals, regardless of age, require gentle and patient owners who are willing to be consistent in their training.
Some people also fear adopting a pet that may die in a few years. However, older pets often are healthy and still have lots of life in them.
May 20th, 2013 by admin
Animals are just as important as humans. Would you send a human to a shelter simply because they cannot be taken care of? This is what happens to animals every day. People take animals that they want as pets only to discover that they cannot take care of them in the way that they need to be taken care of. When they realize that they can no longer feed them or give them the attention that they need, they release them to animal shelters. Animal shelters then put the pets up for adoption, or they are forced to put the animals to sleep.
There are some ways that pet owners can keep animals out of shelters. The main thing to do is to get pets spayed or neutered. If you do not want any more animals running around neighborhoods, then make sure animals cannot reproduce. There are veterinary offices that will perform these services for a reduced price if you receive public assistance. If you find yourself with a pet that you cannot take care of, then ask your family and friends if they will take care of the pet. Post pictures online or at local grocery stores to see if someone will adopt the pet.
May 19th, 2013 by admin
Animal shelters exist because caring individuals seek to give unwanted pets a second chance at finding a good home. But shelters depend on adoptions to complete the process; without adopters, animal shelters would fill rapidly and there would be no place for unwanted animals to go.
Most animal shelters operate with limited space and funding. As unwanted animals enter the shelter, whether they are relinquished by their owners or they are found roaming as strays, they are placed either at the facility or with foster homes. But when space fills up, animals have to be transferred to other facilities, adopted to new families, or in the worst case, euthanized.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed here
Adopters come in every shape and size, from apartment dwellers seeking their first kitten to families looking for a dog to call their own. While many people come with a specific dog or cat in mind, people often leave with the pet that "chose them." By adopting from a shelter rather than purchasing a pet, adopters help animals in two ways. They provide a loving, forever home for an animal that would otherwise live its life in a cage, and they open up space in the shelter for more animals in need. Adoption into a good home is truly the best way for a pet to leave the shelter.