May 19th, 2013 by adminAnimal 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.
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