Once a volunteer at a local pet adoption organization, Leah Fischer knows well how warm, loving, and playful shelter pets can be, as well as the potential they have to become a great addition to a loving home. As someone who has devoted considerable time to the care and support of a population that has suffered the consequences of neglect, abandonment, and abuse, Leah Fischer knows these animals to be great fit for loving families throughout local communities.
As Leah Fischer knows, there are many reasons one can and should consider adopting a shelter animal, including:
- Many are already vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and micro-chipped. When you adopt from a rescue or shelter, the chances are good your new friend has already undergone many, if not all, of these often-costly procedures.
- The opportunity to avoid feeding the puppy mill breeding system. When you adopt a rescue animal, you’re doing your part to avoid a system that often serves only to add to the problem of animal cruelty, neglect and abuse.