Adopt don't shop - By: Jessica
I know it sounds great to have a purebred Corgi or Bengal cat but there is a dark side to breeding.There are many innocent animals in shelters being euthanized because people didn't adopt them fast enough. Here are some reasons why you should adopt a pet and not buy one from breeders or a pet shop.
|Shelter kittens that need your help
|Shelter puppies that also need your help
1) When you adopt a pet from a shelter you are saving it's life, there is a huge inflow of animals in shelters but usually they don't have enough room so their "solution" is to euthanize the pets that don't get adopted.
|Many cats like this one aren't picked because they
aren't cute purebred kittens
2) You have a big choice of what dog or cat you get. You can still get a pet if you want, or you can get an old, well trained one, it's up to you! There are many types of mixed breeds in shelters which are just as pretty as any full Husky or Scottish Fold.
|This dog is a cute shelter mutt!
3) You are putting puppy mills to a stop. be real, puppy mills are absolutely awful. Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are put into extremely poor conditions and are often very sick and traumatized. The mothers are kept in cages to be bred for years upon end. And after the mothers can't have anymore puppies, they are thrown away, killed, deserted or sold at auction.
|A Corgi with her babies
|A Husky puppy mill