If you’ve come here on purpose, I salute you, if you didn’t – welcome! We’re here to help the helpless and showcase our humanity the best way we know and can. Even small acts of kindness count. We hope that one day many more people will become more conscious about these things and shift their attitudes towards the better. Welcome, you are among friends.
If you want to welcome a new furry friend to your home but aren’t sure if you should adopt it or pay money for it, don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve never owned a pet before, it’s normal to be confused and uninformed. Below, I will give you some reasons why you should adopt your pet instead of buying it, and hopefully, I’ll help you make an informed decision.
- You get to save a life. This is an obvious one, but probably the most important. Shelters and pounds are constantly overpopulated with unwanted pets and many of them then have to be put down because of this. Moreover, these pets have already experienced severe trauma, so the shorter their stay is, the better. They can’t be “repaired” in a matter of minutes like watches can be. They are living, breathing things, who feel emotions, and they will take a while to adjust to their new life after the abandonment, but will love you forever for it and be grateful.
- You’ll help to stop animal cruelty in pet-breeding facilities. This is one of the foulest things in the world. People who do this for a living are disrespectful to animals and nature, and no to mention unethical. They’re making money out of innocent creatures. These poor animals suffer abuse and are usually kept in cages without human companionship or love. They live in poor conditions and are treated badly. Adopting a pet instead of buying it means you don’t participate in this cruel money-making chain.
- You’ll support charitable communities and save some money. Pets shouldn’t have a price tag. Especially when they’re your friend. Communities that care about animals are usually non-profit and when you adopt, you support them. It’s an ethical decision. And not only that, but you also set an example for others to follow.
Humans are thought to be superior to animals because of their reasoning capabilities, but that also means that there will inevitably be people who will fall on the dark side of the spectrum. Choose the other side, be humane.