Despite serving as one of the most harmless companions, every year pet animals, especially dogs, get neglected, abused and abandoned. These pets wander through various places for food and shelter which invariably end up getting trapped by local dog catchers and other such animal trappers.
At such places these animals are given just enough care for survival and are subjected to more torture and abuse for breeding purposes on a commercial scale. Certain breeds of animals that are unavailable at local places due to natural conditions are imported and bred in artificial settings.
Various animal rescue shelters work for the benefit of abandoned, injured and stray animals and put them up for adoptions once they are equipped enough to face drastic changes in their environment and lifestyle. All such adoptions are done free of cost. The principle attached to this concept of making adoptions free of cost is, to not tag a commercial rating on co existing living creatures, unlike for man-made products.
A few personal , social and ethical benefits of pet adoptions are listed as follows:
Shelter workers tend to have prior knowledge about pet care useful for those who adopt animals for the first time. In pet stores the main purpose is to make customers buy pets; making it unlikely to seek genuine guidance from such places.
The health of pets in a shelter home is far better maintained than the ones at stores as they are better taken care of. They would have also been given timely vaccinations, which is important for the person adopting the pet. Such aspects are usually neglected in pet stores. Pets in stores are mostly given sleeping pills for long periods which are unsafe for their health and physical activities. Such important aspects are usually neglected in pet stores.
Pets from shelter homes are spayed/neutered in a safe manner which paves way for easier maintenance
One can choose to adopt either pups or older dogs, according to their lifestyle and other related factors required to commit to the responsibilities required to take care of a pet.
Most animal shelters are inclusive of boarding facilities. This will not only make it more reassuring for the owners, but also for the pets which will enjoy companionship and a safe space.
Adopting a pet saves not 1 but two lives; the one that is being adopted and the one that would be a replacement to a purchased one. Supporting the wellbeing of pets and discouraging the growth of selling animals on a commercial scale, and yet receiving the same love and satisfaction of a forever companion is definitely worth adopting one! Such values have also proven to have a positive impact on children at home who grow up with adopted pets.