“Adopt don’t shop:” you’ve heard this said by shelters, rescue organizations, and T-shirts all around. But what does it really mean? Adopting a pet means they come from a rescue situation rather than a breeder. There are many reasons why adopting an animal is a better option for both you and your future pet.
The Truth About Breeders
Animal “breeding” is the purposeful mating of animals for sale. You’ve probably heard about puppy mills, the factory-like facilities where pet store puppies come from. You’ve also probably heard people griping about them, although you may not know why.
Puppy mills (or kitten mills) keep animals in cramped and dirty spaces. “Parents” rarely leave their cages. Once they are past their breeding prime, the animals are discarded either through euthanization or abandonment. Puppies or kittens from these mills usually have physical or psychological damage, which is never disclosed to the buyer. Every animal purchased from a breeder funds these dangerous organizations.
Adoption Saves Lives
Meanwhile, adopting a pet is an act of good. By adopting a pet, you save multiple lives. You save your pet, and you also open up a space in the rescue facility. This allows the organization or shelter to take in more animals in need. Because there are so many unhomed animals, this does the world a major service.
By adopting, you also do yourself a major service. Rescued pets have so much love to give to you and your family. They are usually already house- or litter box-trained, so there will be a much shorter adjustment period to domestic life. Adoption is also much less costly than buying a pet.
Adoption at Claws N Paws
If you are interested in adopting, look no further than Claws N Paws! Currently, we have six very sweet kittens available for adoption. Of these six, we have three four-month old girls, one four month old boy, and two six month old boys. Each cat has been lovingly cared for, with their own unique stories to tell. All adoption fees serve as donations to our continuing rescue efforts. For more information on our kittens and services, follow us on Facebook at Claws N Paws Day Spa or Instagram @clawsnpawsdayspa_. You can also call us today at 714-962-1005!