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Reasons Why Should You Take A Pet From A Shelter

  • 30/09/2019

Every year, millions of pets are abandoned.

Rescue groups and animal shelters across the world rely on temporary foster homes for various reasons. Sometimes in these shelters, there isn’t enough space for all the animals at the shelter. There are other problems is that it is quite hard to manage sick animals that need medical attention in a sheltered environment. Other animals don’t do well in the sheltered home but thrive in a home.

Despite the negative stereotypes animal shelters may have, they actually provide health and happy pets option for you to take home.

Here is why it is important why one should you take a pet from a shelter

  • You help save a life

This is the major and most important reason why people should take pets from shelter homes. According to statistics every year, six to nine millions pets wait to be adopted from animal shelters. Adopting an animal from a shelter or other rescue organizations not only saves one life, but also another who can be adopted to take the empty spot you opened. This is a double good deed and a second chance for the animals to live in a conducive environment.

Adopting animals into your new home also helps to break the cycle of pet overpopulation. When you rescue a pet, you help in weakening the pet overpopulation cycle.

  • Put a stop to Inhuman Commercial Breeding

Have you ever heard of commercial pet breeding facilities that produce millions of pets for sale? Commercial breeding facilities most keep pets in cages their whole lives, without proper nutrition, companionship or even medical care. Most of these facilities aim at impregnating the female pets that spend all their lives in cages without any human companion. The unfortunate animals live in intolerable environments and are destroyed after they become unprofitable assets. When adopting these animals to your home you will note that it may become hard for them to settle in because they have not been physically and mentally stable. This is why you need to have CBD oil to help the dog sleep, relax and feel comfortable.

  • Pets help you maintain an active lifestyle

Adopting a pet from a shelter home will bring both physical and mental health benefits to you. One needs to constantly check up on them giving you a reason to get off your bed and be active. Owning a pet has shown to help in lowering cholesterol levels, blood pressure and removes the feeling of loneliness and this is according to the centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rescuing a pet is one of the noblest things you can do. Shelter homes and rescue centres provide space for all animals. No matter what breed of animal you are looking for, it is likely that shelters in your area will have that breed available.


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Kathrin Garner is an enthusiastic journalist and writes article on social issues. As an activist, she takes part in NCSM program, which is a discussion platform on the relevant cannabis topics. Also, she is a volunteer at Marijuana Detox.  She searches for current issues, and writes about it to a wide range of readers.

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