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PHOTO FEATURE: It’s World Animal Day!

October 4, 2015

Today is World Animal Day, a day where we celebrate all animals great and small. So to mark the day we are giving you five reasons why shelter animals make great pets.

 

1. You will be giving an animal a much needed home.

Adopting a shelter pet gives these animals a second chance for a long and happy life with a loving family.

Reason 1

2. You will get a great pet.

Many pets in shelters are there because their owners can no longer look after them. This might be because they are moving overseas, a relationship break up or they can no longer afford to take care of their pet.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy and healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home.

Reason 2

3. You will get a healthy pet.

All of the animals available for adoption at the Home have been vet checked, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and desexed.

In some cases, dogs and cats purchased from a pet store or breeder may not be desexed or microchipped, which will result in additional costs down the track.

Reason 3

4. Because all pets are good for your health, but an adopted pet is good for your self-esteem.

Animals don’t only give you unconditional love; they have been shown to psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial.

Caring for a companion animal can provide a sense of purpose or fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups. And when you adopt a companion animal from a shelter you can also feel proud about helping an animal in need.

Reason 4

 5. Because you will become their whole world!

And you will get a new best friend as well. What could be better than that?

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