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5 Reasons To Celebrate Shelter Pets

Did you adopt your pet from a shelter? If so, you’ll want to mark your calendar. Celebrate Shelter Pets Day is December 5th. Quite a few of our adorable patients were adopted from shelters. We’re more than happy to spread the word about the plight of shelter pets, and hopefully do our part to help them find loving homes. Shelter pets make absolutely wonderful animal companions! Here, a Temecula, CA vet lists some reasons to celebrate shelter pets.

Purrs And Tail Wags

Animals can be quite emotional. Fido and Fluffy can feel things like fear, sadness, depression, gratitude, and love. Therefore, it’s no surprise that shelter pets are often extremely loving and loyal to their humans. It just makes sense! Pets know who has helped them, and they tend to be very appreciative and grateful to those who are kind to them.

They Teach Us So Much

Shelter pets can teach us about kindness, empathy, and the importance of second chances. They also remind us to appreciate life’s smaller treasures, and to take time to rest, play, and spend time with loved ones.

Rewarding Experience

While nobody can help every shelter pet out there, even giving one a wonderful home is something to feel great about. You may also find that seeing a shelter pet just thriving and living their best lives is a great mood booster. Many people report that the pets they saved from shelters actually rescued them.

They Have Great Benefits

There are some wonderful perks to adopting shelter pets. First and foremost, you can pick the pet that perfectly suits your needs. You’ll also be able to interact with them before finalizing everything. Plus, you’ll save money and help other homeless animals. What’s not to love?

They Need Help

While awareness of many animal rights issues is rising, there’s still a long way to go. Pet overpopulation continues to be a problem, and is one of the main reasons that there are so many cute, sweet pets in shelters. Unfortunately, shelters just can’t cope with the numbers of homeless pets out there, which means that euthanasia rates are quite high. Many pets only have a few days to find themselves loving homes. If you’re ready to adopt a pet, please consider going through a shelter.

Happy Holidays! As your Temecula, CA animal clinic, we’re here to help. Call us anytime!

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