While there are many more people adopting shelter animals than ever before, currently only 30% of pets in U.S. households are rescued pets. This means 70% are still coming from pet stores (and terrible puppy mills), or other means of breeding/commercial purposes.
Responsible breeding does happen, but by and large, there is no reason why many people can’t adopt pets from rescues and shelters. There are many purebred dogs and cats, many worthy family pets, available from these for a fraction of the cost other means charge. There are many reasons why adoption is a great alternative–read more in a previous blog post of ours here!
Today is a day to remember pets that could have been…and raise awareness that shelter and rescue animals are a great way to add a furry member to your family! Light a candle and say a prayer of hope that we can all learn to be more humane on this fragile planet of ours. Learn more about Remember Me Thursday here.
Owner, Delightful Doggies