Rescuing Animals In Need
to Adopt a Pet?
JUST A MINUTE!
It can happen to the best of us. You see a cute tiger-striped
kitten with white paws and green eyes, just begging for your attention. Or
maybe it's a gorgeous, tail-wagging Labrador mix that couldn't be
You take one look, and the next thing you
know, you're walking down the pet food aisle at the local supermarket.
If you're like most of us, falling in love
with a cat or dog is easy ! And no wonder! Sharing your home with a four-legged
friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Dogs, cats, and other pets give
us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship,
and even help relieve stress after a hard day’s work.
Adopting a pet, though, it is a big
decision. Dogs and cats are living beings who require lots of time, money,
and commitment-over 17 years' worth in many cases. Pet guardianship can be
rewarding, but only if you THINK THROUGH YOUR DECISION BEFORE YOU ADOPT!!!!
The fact that you're thinking about
adopting a pet from an animal shelter means you're a responsible and
caring person. But before you make that final decision to bring a
furry friend into your life, take a moment to think about these questions:
do you want an animal companion?
you have time for a pet?
you afford a pet?
you prepared to deal with special problems that only a pet can cause?
you have a pet where you live?
it a good time for you to adopt a pet?
your living arrangements suitable for the animal you have in mind?
you know who will care for your pet while you are away on vacation?
you be a responsible caregiver & guardian?
are you prepared to keep and care for your animal companion for his or her entire
an Animal for Life
Sure, it's a long list of questions. But a quick stroll through an
animal shelter will help you understand why answering them before you
adopt a pet is so important. Many
of the shelter's homeless animals are puppies and kittens, victims of
irresponsible people who allowed their pets to breed. But there are at
least as many dogs and cats at these shelters who are more than a year
old-animals who were first obtained by people who didn't think through the
responsibilities of pet guardianship BEFORE they got a cat or dog,& these
animals will probably pay, with their lives!
PLEASE, FOR THEIR SAKE DO NOT MAKE THE SAME
MISTAKE!!!! THINK BEFORE YOU ADOPT!!!
Sharing your life with a companion animal can bring
incredible rewards, but only if you're willing to make the necessary
commitments of TIME,MONEY,RESPONSIBILITY ,PATIENCE,UNDERSTANDING
and LOVE-FOR LIFE!!!