Pet Adoption: by Student Erin Crowley

Ever since I can remember, I have loved all animals. I have
owned dogs, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and my
favorite cats. All of these animals have made some good
memories with me. My pets have helped me through
difficult times, especially during covid-19. My cat is a very
good stress reliever. My dogs are also very good at
listening when I need a shoulder.

My love for animals got me thinking about all of the
animals that are in shelters. I feel bad for the pets that
have ended up in shelters. I feel bad for the animals that
have been abandoned and mistreated. Many of these pets
are not bad animals. I think the pets in animal shelters
need a good loving home and owner.

Many of these kinds of pets end up in shelters because of
difficult human problems. Some of the reasons animals
end up in shelters are Moving, divorce, change of job, and
change of heart. According to the Humane Society,
“Overburdened shelters take in millions of stray, abused
and lost animals every year, and by adopting an animal,
you’re making room for others.”

I am encouraging people to think about adopting a pet
instead of buying a new baby pet. One good reason for
adopting pets is they are already litter trained or potty
trained. They may also be already obedience trained.
Another good reason is they are spayed, neutered, and
vaccinated so you won’t have to spend more money doing
that. According to the Humane Society, “Animal shelters
and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets
just waiting for someone to take them home.” I hope after
this you will feel the same as I do. I also hope you go and