October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

My friend who works at a shelter has shared this with me, and I wanted to share it with you:

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has designated October as National Adopt a Shelter Dog month. Animals lovers across the nation are encouraged to observe National Adopt a Shelter Dog month by spreading the word to raise awareness about the positive aspects of adopting from your local shelter.

This brings attention to the 3 to 4 million dogs in shelters at any given time across the United States, as well as bringing us an opportunity to educate people about adoption as the best option when adding a dog to your family. Many of these dogs are pure breeds, and most will have additional vetting, with basic vaccinations and microchipping options. Most shelters will also provide assistance and referrals for affordable spaying and neutering.

Studies show that adopting from a shelter is a better experience than buying from a pet store or puppy mill. In fact buying from many pet stores, is buying from puppy mills and perpetuates an almost industry pervasive inhumane practice.

People who have the experience of shelter adoptions feel they have had a more positive overall experience and are twice as likely to recommend the shelter based on that experience. Even if you don’t want to add a dog to your family, now is a great time to visit your local shelter just to become more educated about what they do there, volunteer, or even do a donation drive.

To see a video about this wonderful cause, follow this link.

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About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on October 2, 2012, in Tips, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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