Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Adopt an Animal, Save a Life
Here's Cinco, a sweet dog in Minnesota that needs a loving home:
If you're looking to add an animal buddy to your family, please adopt from a shelter or rescue organization in your area. Petfinder is a great site, you can search for adoptable animals in your area and even search for specific breeds. From pugs to mastiffs to kittens to bunnies, you can find the perfect addition to your family and bring home an animal that needs a forever home.
While looking at tons of animals on Petfinder, one little guy caught my eye and broke my heart with his story. Mr. Magoo is an 18 month old pug chihuahua mix that was left to die by his previous owners when they moved. They left him alone in their home when they left, with no open windows, or even a fan to cool him down in the house that reached 108 degrees. Mr. Magoo is lucky to be alive and needs a home in Illinois. Here's the cutie:
Here in Minnesota, you can find adoptable animal friends from places like Animal Ark No-Kill Shelter, Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota, and the Animal Humane Society, just to name a few. If you can't adopt a pet for any reason, there are still ways to help. You can donate money or much needed supplies to your local shelter or rescue organization, volunteer your time, or even do something as simple as a blog post.
Here's Athena, a kitten in Minnesota that needs a home:
If even one person reads this post and decides to adopt their next companion animal from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder, then I feel like I've done a bit of good. Please share this blog post using the twitter button below or on Facebook to help get the word out. Or even better, post about the importance of adopting animals on your own blog!
Have any stories about your adopted animals that you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them in the comments!