Monday, November 21, 2011

World Vegan Day Tip #20

If you are looking for a new companion animal, please adopt one from a shelter. Over 9 1/2 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year, many fully adoptable, because they do not have enough cage space. Pet stores and breeders are irresponsibly adding to the overpopulation and many pet stores in particular get their "supply" from horrific puppy mills. Please show your compassion for animals by adopting one: there are many young, senior, mixed breed and specific breed dogs and cats in addition to other domestic animals like birds, rabbits, hamsters, etc. desperately in need of a home. We are blessed to share our home with two adopted animals and I couldn't be more grateful! 

3 comments:

radioactivegan said...

This is such a great tip! I just want to say that some pet stores have adoption animals. I volunteer with a local rescue group that keeps cats and kittens for adoption in Petsmart. When cats are adopted from the Petsmart, all the money goes to the rescue group (none to petsmart or breeders). I know that a lot of other rescue groups do something similar. I would just suggest that everyone gets all the information about where their future furry friends came from.

VeganMania said...
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Marla said...

Very true, Radioactove Vegan, thanks for pointing that out, and thanks for all you do!