Over the past few years, much has been said about the benefits of pet adoption as opposed to buying one from a store. Is there a big difference? We at Suffolk animal control service think so. Read on for the top 10 reasons we think that pet adoption is the way to go.
- You are saving a life.
All animals need of a second chance. They have been lost, given up or abused. The cats and dogs found in our shelter are ready to be shown a new way of life. You are giving them that chance. A chance to have a new life in a loving home. Animal control in suffolk county can help with this.
- You are helping end pet overpopulation.
There are not enough homes for all the animals that are born in America each year. Adopting from a shelter helps weaken the pet overpopulation cycle. Each year 8 to 12 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes for all of them.
- You are stopping puppy mill abuse!
Throughout the country, thousands of commercial pet-breeding facilities and backyard breeders produce millions of animals. They then sell them in pet stores, online and through newspaper ads. Often known as puppy and kitten mills, these facilities repeatedly impregnate female dogs that spend their entire lives in cages without human companionship. These unfortunate animals are often in intolerable environments, forced to produce litter upon litter, and are destroyed after they lose their profitability. When you adopt a pet, you are taking a stand against such practices.
4. You take advantage of adopting an adult animal.
It is great to adopt an adult pet! If you are longing to be a pet owner, but don’t have time to give towards training, then an adult pet might be the right choice for you. Often they are already housetrained and some even know basic commands.
- Shelter employees are friends for life.
People who work at the shelter will be a great resource to help you find information or resources for your pet. Our staff members work with animals every day and have a wealth of information on many different issues.
- You choose from a great selection of animals.
Our shelter offers a variety that you won’t find anywhere else. We have specific breeds and also the greatest mutts you’ll ever meet. Everyday, we have more pets coming to stay at our shelter.
- You adopt a pet who has received good care.
All animals that come to the shelter are admitted by experienced staff. They are given vaccinations upon arrival and go through a behavior screening process. The first step to a new life for these animals begins with us and continues with you.
- You support a valuable charity and community institution.
Sadly, every community in America requires an animal shelter. When you adopt a pet from our shelter, you assist a not-for-profit organization, but also send a message to others who will be asking you for years to come where you obtained your adorable pet.
- You pay less.
Low adoption fees are required to cover the cost of running our shelter. However, those fees are much less than the cost of purebred puppies or kittens sold for profit.
- You encourage others to adopt animals from shelters.
When your friends ask where you got your amazing pet, you can tell them that you visited your friends at Suffolk Animal Control! Your adoption may encourage others to do the same.
Save the life of an abandoned dog or cat today. Adopt, don’t shop! For more information, feel free to call animal control in suffolk anytime!