Pets are a wonderful addition to many families. Finding the perfect new addition to the family can be hard for some but easy for others. Many have turned to searching online for their furry friends. Although that can be a great place to find a family pet, potential owners may want to consider animals in need of homes at local shelters.
Heather Brown, the animal care manager at the animal care centre in London, thinks people should try adopting through animal shelters first. “Adopting from shelters is really important because that there are so many animals there that are healthy, friendly, wonderful companions that need a home.”
Brown says that getting animals online is promoting an industry that is subject to mistreatment of animals. “Buying kittens or puppies online, you’re just supporting an industry that is creating more of these animals. When there are animals sitting in shelters that need homes. It’s just not fair to continue bringing more into the world”
Brown encourages potential owners to make informed decisions and to do their research before adopting online.