Shelter Pets Are Best(11/10) (Many Animals to Choose From (Cats, Dogs,…
Shelter Pets Are Best(11/10)
Buzz and Michelangelo are just two of more than six million animals living at shelters in the United States.
A Second Chance
The best place to find a pet is at an animal shelter.
When you adopt a shelter pet, you give an animal a second chance at a happy and healthy life.
Many Animals to Choose From
Shelters are great places to find healthy pets.
Most of the animals at shelters are mixed breeds, which means that their parents were different types.
All shelter animals are checked by a veterinarian, or vet.
Adoption counselors help make shelters good places to find pets.
The counselor asks questions about how much time the famile can spend with a pet.
Answers to these kinds of questions help families pick the right pet.
The pet may also have a microship placed under its skin. If the pet becomes lost, the microchip can help someone find owner.
Sometimes, puppies for sale at pet stores or breeders come from puppy mills. A puppy mill is a breeding business that does not take good care of its animals.
Saving a Life
The final reason to get a pet from a shelter is also the most important one.
Every time someone adopts a pet from a shelter, an animal's life is saved.
When you adopt from a shelter, you are likely to get a pet that is healty and happy,
Shelter pets are definitely best.