Adopt a Pet

Have you just walked around a street or anywhere and started seeing homeless dogs and cats everywhere? Well, I have and I can’t help but feel sorry for these unfortunate animals who just roam around the streets because they have nowhere else to go. I have always wanted a pet ever since I was a little kid. I always thought they were cute and adorable most especially dogs and cats.

Luckily for me, my uncle brought home a puppy and gave it to me when I was a kid. I was so happy then. I would always play with him and I was very enthusiastic during times when I had to feed him. He grew up to become a very friendly and fun dog to be with. My childhood would be a whole lot different if I didn’t have that dog. He was there in my happy times and that is why I considered him family.

In times when you just want quiet and peace and don’t want talk to anyone, you can always go somewhere and bring your dog along. He’ll even keep you safe. Or you can also cuddle in your bed with your super cute cat and watch your favorite TV series while eating ice cream. Sometimes, all you need is a pet to be with you on those super depressing times. They may not be able to talk to you but at least you know you’re not alone.

Plus, they can’t complain on how dramatic you are over something or how noisy you are while crying over an awful breakup. See, that’s just one of the reasons why you should definitely get a pet. Not only will they help you in those times of sadness but you can totally help them too by giving them a home and feeding them.

Speaking of adopting a pet, it is not that hard at all to find one because there are surely pet adoption centers near you. One great center that I have heard of is the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society in Lewiston, Maine. It is a nonprofit volunteer organization that originally aimed to protect work horses and children from abuse.

This mission was carried out but was stopped in 1912 due to financial problems. It continued functioning primarily as an advocate for animal rights and welfare, housing those animals in need at volunteer’s homes and boarding facilities.

Through the years, the Society evolved with the help of the generous donations from caring individuals. Now, their main mission is to use their resources to provide the best possible care for stray, abandoned and abused animals. Today, they took in nearly 4,200 animals a year and thankfully have an updated facility to accommodate the animals and the needs of the community.

The Humane Society does not allow animals to go to a new home without first being spayed or neutered. They spay/neuter every cat, kitten, dog, puppy and rabbit before adoption which is a really good thing. Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or a cat and you’ll have a friend forever. Contact the Society, another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA now.

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