Learn about the different animal shelters that put animals for adoption and how one can help save an animal’s life.
According to Wikipedia, pet adoption “refers to the process of taking guard-ship of and responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or released to a shelter or rescue organization.” The most common species that are sent or surrendered to animal centers are dogs and cats. These animals do not coincidentally end up in a center. There are particular events that need to happen in order for domesticated animals to be sent to animal sanctuaries. Some of these events are: seeing an animal astray on a road and being abandoned or abused by owner. For lost dogs, they usually are brought to dog pounds and wait a few days to be claimed by their owners. If no one claims it, then it will be put for adoption. Unfortunately, some pounds or animal centers resort to euthanizing dogs and cats that have been in the centers longer than the margin of time set to give way for other animals to be taken in the centers. To remedy this, media personalities highly encourage families to adopt an animal instead of buying one. High profile personalities, like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, have done the same to boost the concept of pet adoption.
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, an organization called Animal Humane pledges to actively become a leader in animal adoption and to be a top animal center. Their website, animalhumanem.org easily shows interested foster families on how to go about adopting a pet and how to find a pet that matches the foster families’ needs and wants. Not only does the organization put animals for adoption, it also accepts animals that are surrendered by owners or rescued by animal societies. In order to aid foster families to get familiar with their new found pet, the organization also offers training and consultations for both the pets and the owners. Finally, it also has a clinic to assure the health of the animals.
For those who cannot accommodate a pet in their families yet still want to help monetarily can search the net and go to animalcare-lancaster.co.uk. This England-based animal care center puts abandoned and recovered animals like dogs for adoption. Likewise, since a lot of people cannot afford to take care of a pet fulltime, the organization encourages helping through monetary donations. This way, they can afford to take in more animals while awaiting adoption. Another similar organization is the Animal Humane Society. The group’s website features articles about different animals’ successful adoption stories to inspire other interested foster families. The site also shows specific policies and procedures to be followed in order to be fully eligible for pet adoption. In order to take in a pet, the owner must be at least 18 years of age with a valid and current identification card. Prior to putting pets for adoption, it undergoes neutering, veterinarian’s clearances, and insertion of microchip to keep track of the pets’ locations after being brought home by the new owners.
Currently, there is an increasing number of abandoned and rescued pets that long to be welcomed into new homes by caring families. It is good that animal centers try their very best to match pets to interested families and pursue the no-kill policy for animals that haven’t been adopted yet. Hopefully, more and more families open their doors to these abandoned animals and go through the pet adoption process. If it is not really possible, a continuous support to animal centers by sharing resources will be most welcomed and appreciated for sure.