So many people love animals but are unsure if they are capable of taking care of a pet. They come up with reasons of why they should not adopt a pet but in reality, the reasons that you should adopt a pet definitely out weight the reasons why you should not.
You Save Two Lives
This is the biggest reason why you should add a new addition to your family. You may not think it is the right time for you but to be blunt, it is not the right time for these animals to die but 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized (killed) every single year in the United States because no one will give them a home. This is mainly because there are way too many people that give up their pets and way too little people that adopt from shelters.
Shelters do not have enough space to accommodate all of the stray animals so they make the decision to euthanize the ones they have not been adopted after a certain time period. If more people made the decision to adopt pets from shelters, the total number of animals being euthanized would decrease significantly. What most people do not think of with this topic is that you not only save one life by adopting another, you save a second life of a stray animal by creating space for them in the shelter and giving them a fighting chance to live. [Read more…]