The Importance Of Adoption

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Adopt a shelter dog; it’s the right thing to do.

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  • In my personal opinion “Mutts” make the best pets! Hey who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? But its not about ‘opinions’, its about doing the right thing - saving an animals life. Saving an animals life is about changing not only your life, but the life of an neglected animal. Its about restoring Hope.
  • Food and water says “ I’m here for you, I know what you need .” A belly rub, a walk in the park, and pat on the head says “ I care, and I won’t hurt you .” Love and patience’s says “ I’m not going anywhere; I’m not going to give up on you. I care, and I’m here for you .” Don’t we all need just a little bit of understanding, and reassurance? Don’t we all deserve a second chance? Don’t these animals deserve a better life and a new beginning. Let that new beginning start with you. Let you name be Hope.
  • The Importance Of Adoption

    1. 1. The Importance of Adoption Adopt a shelter dog; it’s the right thing to do. By Elisha Buckingham
    2. 2. Ask yourself, would you find life worth living if you had no hope? <ul><li>The Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are between three and five thousand animal shelters in the United States, with an annual intake of five to seven million animals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPCA stands for S ociety for the P revention of C ruelty to A nimals. - Unfortunately however, with so many animals needing shelter and help, some SPCA’s will euthanize animals in their care to make room for incoming animals. This process is never done lightly nor without regret by those working within these agencies—it is, however, the current state of animal control in this country. </li></ul></ul>http://learningtogive.org/papers/paper358.html
    3. 3. Why You should adopt a shelter dog instead of buying a new one. No one deserves to know only neglect, and abuse. In some cases, there is such a thing as a happy ending. Animals that have had to know nothing but neglect, deserve a second chance to experience life the way it should be experienced. Nothing deserves to know only pain, and long suffering.
    4. 4. HOPE By adopting a sheltered animal, not only would you be proving that there is more to life, but with more people willing to adopt than to buy , more hope would be produced for these animals. Animals cops, and Shelters would have more hope for each and every animal they help , not only because they know these fellows need love , and a good home , but because they know people like you are looking for great dogs, and what better than an animal that’s suffered all their life? Be a HERO
    5. 5. The Big Picture Shelter dogs are going to appreciate you more, than a new dog, simply because all they have know is neglect. They have never experienced love, and to have a family come and save them, and offer them a new life, giving them another chance to experience what life could truly be like. Doing such a thing is not only life changing for the animal, but for you as well.
    6. 6. What your really doing <ul><li>Food and water says “ I’m here for you, I know what you need .” </li></ul><ul><li>A belly rub, a walk in the park, and pat on the head says </li></ul><ul><li>“ I care, and I won’t hurt you .” </li></ul><ul><li>Love and patience’s says “ I’m not going anywhere; I’m not going to give up on you. I care, and I’m here for you .” </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t we all need just a little bit of understanding, and reassurance? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t we all deserve a second chance? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t these animals deserve a better life and a new beginning. Let that new beginning start with you. Let you name be Hope. </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Answer <ul><li>It is truly unfair to get a new dog, when there are millions </li></ul><ul><li>who need you. Sometimes its difficult because people believe the animal will be too much work, but why should the animal suffer because of what someone else did to them? Love heals all. And with time, comes trust, and doesn’t everyone want to feel loved? Its no more difficult then being there for a loved one in their time of need. The only difference is its your actions not your words , you need to prove to them that you love them and they can trust you. </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt a shelter dog; it’s the right thing to do. We all deserve a second chance at life. We all deserve to be loved. By loving an animal that’s been neglected, we grow in our understanding that the little things are the only things that matter. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Questions and Answers <ul><li>Q: Where can I adopt an animal? </li></ul><ul><li>A: At your local SPCA center. For more information about where one is located near you, you can log onto ( http://www.pspca.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How much are Shelter animals? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Animals range anywhere from 75- 85 dollars. But prices may vary. </li></ul><ul><li>Q: What can I do to help? </li></ul><ul><li>A: You can volunteer at your local SPCA or Human Society, or help spread the world about adoption as an alternate to buying a new puppy. </li></ul><ul><li>Some helpful tips, to prevent the number of shelter animals get your animal spayed or nurtured. - It is estimated that each spay or neuter results in .72 fewer dogs and .57 fewer cats entering the shelter </li></ul>
    9. 9. Some Helpful Websites <ul><li>The Humane Society of The United States ( http://www.hsus.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>SPCA of PA ( http://www.pspca.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Puppy Raisers ( http://www.seeingeye.org/raise/default.aspx?gclid=CO38vbj0zZoCFQOaFQoddBXk2g ) </li></ul><ul><li>– if you are interested in helping train a puppy to become a life long companion. </li></ul><ul><li>Vets and Foster Help/ Hospital. ( http://www.fosteranimalhospital.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>– for all your questions and concerns about a new shelter pet. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Youtube ‘Support’ Videos Viewer discretion advised <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dw8EccQ4hg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LocbMUf685s </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =XSa4g_ulD30 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEzBiyIt_1k </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hxSEIPWaHA&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GbMgZkLfk </li></ul><ul><li>You can find more videos about neglect and abuse prevents and tips about what you can do to help, by just googling, or youtube searching abused animals, spca, and animal cops. See what’s really going on in this world, and do something to help. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Work Cited Page <ul><li>Ramos, Miriam. “Animal Shelters” American Society for the Prevention of cruelty to Animals. ( http://learningtogive.org/papers/paper358.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>Leigh, Diane & Geyer, Marilee “One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter” Published by No Voice Unheard, 2007 </li></ul>

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