It is IMPORTANT to Adopt and Rescue Animals!
If you know me even a tiny bit, you know that I love animals.
I adopted our 2 cats from a rescue organization when they were kittens.
This is Buddy, he is always looking at me hopefully from under the kitchen table so that I will give him some of my food!
I rescued Buddy myself when he was a baby puppy from the highway in the city. He had been “dumped”.
I love dogs, cats, birds, and almost every other creature. Not personally fond of snakes, skunks, spiders, etc. I don’t want anything bad to happen to them, I just don’t want them near me!
The people who run and volunteer at animal rescue and adoption agencies are angels walking on the earth. Most of the time they make huge personal sacrifices to help the animals.
After Hurricane Katrina, we saw on the news videos that people were willing to give up their own place of safety many times to protect their pets. It broke my heart to see so many people forced to leave their dogs and cats as they were evacuated.
Teams of people helped to rescue so many of those animals, as well as animals in other situations ever day.
Exotic and wild animals have to be rescued from collectors. Wild animals are dangerous, and not meant to live with us in our homes and neighborhoods. It is stressful for them to be kept as pets.
Some people need love so much that they become hoarders. How awful to see when someone has taken in so many pets that it is unsafe and unhealthy for the animals and the people as well.
If you are going to get a pet for your family, PLEASE adopt or rescue that animal.
When you do, you are helping one of God’s creatures to be loved and cared for.
I know that breeders need business, too. However, we can’t encourage unethical “puppy mill” type breeders to continue. Please don’t keep encouraging them.
A lot of pet stores don’t really know where the puppies come from, or they lie to people that ask.
Go to petfinder.org to find a shelter or rescue group for the type of animal that you want and in your area. They are a wonderful resource.
You get brownie points in Heaven when you take care of an animal that needs your love! Well, I think so anyway – no guarantees possible there! LOL
Check out some really good friends and their groups here in our area-