With 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs living in Canadian’s households, it’s shocking there are some pets who are still looking for homes. Being exposed to unfavourable circumstances leaves some pets looking for new family’s to care for them. In London, the London Animal Care Centre, and London Humane society work with the community to re-home, lost or abused pets. Many community run rescue organizations including Arf, Paws United, and S.C.A.A.R, help the LHS and LACC find homeless cats and dogs forever families.
There are many Londoners who dedicate their time to helping these animals. Kim Childerhose rescued a dog from a London organization and says there’s a lot to think about before adopting a pet. She says when rescuing there can be a lot of unknowns with regards to their background and upbringing, and people should be prepared to work with their new pets to help them adjust to their new environment. She says the dog has been a lot of work but it has been a very rewarding experience.