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Pet adopts at local shelters

A better way to adopt a pet from an animal shelter.

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Pet adopts at local shelters

  1. 1. Pet Adoptions from Animal Shelters By Leyla Shill http://www.nafcanimalshelter.org/?p=1985
  2. 2. ● Too many animals are currently living in shelters. ● Breeders, especially puppy mills help worsen the problem by adding more animals into shelters ● Not healthy for them to be living in the conditions they live in at shelters ● We need to be these animals advocates and help them to get out and stay out of shelters ● These animals deserve a second chance to live full and happy lives. http://respectyourdog.com/read/pet-stores-and-puppy-mills Why should you adopt from a shelter?
  3. 3. ● Shelters are overcrowded, resulting in millions of animals being euthanized each year simply because there is no more room for them. ● The longer an animal spends in a shelter the more emotional harm is done to the animal. ● While in shelters, their physical needs may be met but they do not receive the full emotional attention that they need. ● Animals have lots of love to give if they only have someone to give it to. http://www.human-health-and-animal-ethics.com/ethics/pets/pet-rescue.php Why is the problem issue?
  4. 4. ● You can be affected by shelters and not even know. o If a shelter is state or government owned then the taxpayers pay for shelter animals to be euthanized. http://www.human-health-and-animal-ethics.com/ethics/pets/pet-rescue.php Who is affected?
  5. 5. ● Animals do not belong in small hard spaces ● Dogs in shelter often suffer from happy tail o a bloody tipped tail caused by too much tail wagging against a hard surface. http://petapixel.com/2013/02/26/disturbing-photos-capture-the-realities-of-euthanization-at-animal-shelters/ Who is affected?
  6. 6. ● The person of family who adopts a pet from the shelter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF9jIv_tNZY#t=10 Who is affected?
  7. 7. http://urbanrescues.com/more-information/shelter-statistics/ Statistics of a Maricopa County Shelter
  8. 8. ● World wide epidemic ● Every neighborhood across America… including yours! http://www.change.org/petitions/don-t-let-bosnia-euthanize-animals-after-15-days-spent-in-the-city-shelters Where does this problem exist?
  9. 9. http://www.downtowndogrescue.org/2013-shelter-intervention-program-stats/ Reasons for animals going to one shelter
  10. 10. ● Any one can help! o Volunteer at a local shelter o Donate money or pet food o Donate skills and talents, like this man who took quality photographs of a shelter’s animals to help them get adopted. http://petapixel.com/2011/09/20/photographer-helps-save-dogs-through-better-photography/ Who Can Solve the Problem?
  11. 11. ● Commit to only adopt from a shelter, not from mills. o It is a myth that all shelter animals are mutts. 1 in 4 dogs in shelters are purebred. http://petapixel.com/2013/02/26/disturbing-photos-capture-the-realities-of-euthanization-at-animal-shelters/ How to solve the problem
  12. 12. ● Be a responsible pet owner o Microchip o Spay and neuter ● Do your research before adopting o Make sure you are financially prepared o research and know about the animal, breed, and age of the pet before hand. http://bloomingtonmn.gov/cityhall/dept/police/specops/animal/adopt/adopt.htm How to solve the problem

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