Benefits Of Adopting A Dog

962 Words Dec 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Each year in the United States of America, millions of innocent dogs are neglected, abused, and even abandoned by their owners. The dogs wander off to endure under strenuous and, often dreadful environments alone, without food or water, without any attention, the hope of companionship, friendship, or support from anyone. In the long run, these animals generally end up getting taken in by local animal control or rescue organizations. If dogs are ill, in a kill shelter for an extended period of time, or labeled as unable to be adopted they can be euthanized. However, solutions are available to save these animals such as increasing the number of people adopting from the shelter. Rather than buying a dog from a breeder people need to consider the benefits of adopting a dog who is in serious need of a home.
Animal shelters do the best with what they have to save as many dogs as possible. More often than not these animal shelters are run on a low budget. There are millions of dogs around the country that need help, but there are not millions of kennels in shelters to provide each dog with the help he or she needs. Overpopulation is a large concern in most shelters and is unfortunately a part of why some dogs are euthanized. The untimely deaths are mainly as a result of lack of enough space in the shelter homes in comparison to the vast number of dogs that need adoption. Every dog adopted from a shelter home, therefore, provides a solution to the overpopulation problem. Adopting…
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