Celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Why Adopting Is Better Than Shopping
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and we’re using the opportunity to spread awareness to help our community better understand the importance of adopting pets, rather than shopping for and purchasing pets.
Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet
1. Adopting Means Saving a Life
Due to limited space and resources, shelter pets are only given a limited time to stay before they are put down. So, when you adopt a pet from a shelter, you’re actually saving that animal’s life.
2. Opening a Space for Another Animal
When you adopt a pet, you also help the shelter make room for another incoming animal that is in need of a safe place with food, shelter, and veterinary care. When you adopt, the extra room in the shelter also helps to keep your entire community’s animal population healthier by preventing stray pets from wandering around and spreading contagious diseases.
3. It Costs Less
Adopting from a shelter is less expensive than purchasing a pet from a breeder. When you adopt from a shelter, you’ll pay a small adoption fee, but the fee includes your pet’s initial vaccinations and spay or neuter procedure. Most often, the fee you pay is way less than the actual cost of these treatments and procedures.
4. You Know What to Expect
Whether your shelter pet was once a stray or was turned in by a family that could no longer care for them, they’ll have more history than a brand-new pet from a breeder. This means you’ll already be familiar with the pet’s behavior, likes and dislikes, and health history when you make the decision to adopt.
5. You'll Have a Best Friend For Life
There’s no better reason to adopt a shelter pet other than the simple fact that you will be bringing home a companion who is loyal for life!
Establish Care With Our Veterinarian in Woodland Park
When you adopt a new pet, the first step in responsible pet ownership is to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian. During this appointment, we’ll establish your pet’s care with Dr. Cooper, perform a thorough physical examination, and provide your pet with recommended wellness and preventative treatments. To learn more about adopting pets from your local shelter or to schedule an appointment, we welcome you to contact Compassion Animal Hospital today.