ADOPT DON’T SHOP
When you buy a pet from a pet store or on-line sellers, you’re supporting cruel pet mills. Simultaneously pets are waiting in shelters all around the world.
The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save your animal and open up shelter space for another animal who might need it.
Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets ended up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animal did anything wrong.
When you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations and sometimes microchipping is usually included in the adoption price, which means you’ve scored a major deal.
If you do not have the opportunity to have an animal at home, you can become a volunteer for a shelter: walking with their dogs, combing the cats, cleaning their cages … A win-win situation!
Pet mills are “factory style” breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of animals. Animals from mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of the young animals are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.
Most animals in pet stores and sold online come from mills. The animals are sold to unsuspecting consumers in pet stores, over the internet and through classified ads. Mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.
Life Animal Rescue (California / USA)
North Sore Animal League (New York / USA)