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- Most pets end up homeless through no fault of their own—"moving" and "landlord issues" are the top reasons people give for relinquishing their pets, meaning shelters and rescue groups are full of wonderful, family-ready pets.
- Pets adopted from shelters and rescue groups typically cost less than pets purchased or even acquired for free—once you add in the cost of vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, dewormer, and other "extras" included in your adoption fee, you'll probably be surprised what a bargain an adopted pet really is!
- Most shelters and rescue groups conduct through behavioral analysis of each pet to ensure that they will be the right fit for your family, dramatically improving the chances your new pet will fit right in.
- Shelters and rescue groups can provide advice on making your relationship with your pet the best it can be for the rest of his or her life, so you’ll never have to go it alone!
I have 2 cats and one kitten, my new adult cats were rescued as kittens, one from a box at a gas station and another was posted on facebook by a neighbor. Emma had been abandoned because her owners moved and I took her in. Our third kitty we adopted from Precious Paws in Chisholm. Both Precious Paws and Mesabi Humane Soceity as well as Range Animal Rescue have people with big hearts volunteering to care for the animals. If I could I would give each and every one of those animals a good loving home. I can't though, and that's where maybe you come in. : ) Please if you have pets, even if you live on a farm or in town, spay or neuter your pets. If you are looking to adopt - most shelter pets are so loving. At precious paws they know the pets personality too, as I'm sure they do at most humane society's. I asked for a kitten that loved to snuggle and was friendly and they knew just the one. It was a pleasant experience! Just wanted to share my story so maybe if you are on the fence about getting a pet you'll think about adopting from a shelter or humane society, or from your neighbor who has kittens or puppies. Thanks! : ) ~Jessie B