Saturday, November 3, 2018

Top Reasons To Choose A Pet From The Humane Society San Jose Del Cabo

By Michelle King

The decision to add a pet to the family is a big one. It is another living being to care for, and that is a huge commitment. Some people know exactly what kind of pet they want while others aren't sure. Many people will only consider purebred dogs and cats. Others will only consider a kitten or puppy instead of opting for an older animal. There are some special individuals who choose to adopt from an agency like the Humane Society San Jose Del Cabo. They have a lot of good reasons of making this choice.

This choice will save a life. Each year in this country, almost three million animals are put to death because they have been abandoned at shelters that have limited space and not enough people willing to adopt rather than buy a pet. Almost every time someone opts to adopt an animal that desperately needs a home, they are saving the life of that cat or dog. They are also freeing up space at a shelter so that another animal can be accepted.

The selection is huge at a shelter. You can find a great pet no matter what size, shape, temperament, or age you are looking for. If you prefer a baby, there are puppies and kittens to choose from. Shelters even have a selection of purebred animals, looking for a new home, most of the time. Rarely is an animal abandoned at a shelter because of a behavioral problem or a violent incident.

In fact, the vast majority of shelter cats and dogs didn't do anything wrong. They are brought in for a variety of reasons. Some people's financial situations change, and they have to give up their pets. Others are victims of divorce or the passing of the owner. These animals make wonderful pets for those willing to adopt them.

You save a lot of money when you adopt. When you buy a purebred puppy or kitten from a breeder you should expect to pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for the animal. You are buying the bloodline, the ability to register it with official organizations, and in some cases, the ability to show it.

Breeders charge even more if the breeds they raise are among the most popular with purchasers. Unless you plan to show your cat or dog, adoption makes the most sense. A lot of shelter animals have already been house trained and are comfortable in family situations. If you decide you want an adult dog, you will already know exactly how large it is going to be.

If you go to a pet store or a flea market to buy a purebred puppy or kitten it is very likely that the animal comes from a puppy or kitten mill. These mills are breeding factories that value profit over humane conditions. Animals frequently don't get proper medical care.

The breed mothers are often kept in cages their whole lives with no opportunity for human contact. Once they are too old to breed, they are discarded, killed, auctioned or abandoned. No one should contribute to the operation of any kind of mill.

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