If you are looking for a pet to keep you company, you can find the perfect one by looking at the animals for adoption at your local animal shelter. A lot of lovable animals in local shelters are sitting in their small cages, waiting for people who may want to keep them as pets. Stray animals of all kinds end up as animals for adoption in animal shelters. Most of them are family pets that irresponsible owners have neglected or abandoned.
In the past I only wanted to have purebred animals as pets and I make it a point to know about the animals bloodline. After visiting a shelter with my sister, my views about hybrid animals changed completely. My sister recently lost her husband and she wants to have a pet to comfort her. I went along to give her some moral support and to help her choose the animal she needs. Seeing the situation of animals for adoption in that shelter, broke my heart and almost brought tears to my eyes.
I did not realize how irresponsible people can be with their pets. These animals for adoption need to have love and proper care. Here I was, spending a lot of money for my fancy purebred cat when there are hundreds of animals that need attention. The shelter keepers told me that the number of animals in the shelter have been increasing steadily over the years . This year they have trouble finding enough food and space for them. Most of them find their way to the shelter after the Christmas holiday. Most of them were given as presents to rotten kids who abandon them after a few weeks.
That day at the shelter, made me decide that I have to care for one of those poor animals for adoption. I prefer to have cats as pets because my tight schedule does not give me the time to care properly for a dog. As I was looking at the animals, a playful kitten came up to me and meowed. I immediately fell in love in love with her. Later at night as I watched her play with a ball, she looked up and meowed at me again. I cant help but smile knowing that I made the right decision.
If I had only known that there were so many animals for adoption waiting to be part of a family, I would have adopted one earlier. Perhaps I might add another cat to my family next year. I hope that more people would think about helping those animals for adoption by taking them into their homes and giving them the love and attention they need. I also hope that people would take better care of their pets so that the poor animals wont end up in sad animal shelters.