ASPCA’s “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month”
Many of us have heard the phrase “Adopt, don’t shop,” encouraging pet owners to skip the pet breeder and adopt instead. Since more than 3.3 million canines enter U.S. shelters and rescue groups and approximately 670,000 dogs are euthanized each annually, choosing to adopt stands to save countless lives.
While those looking for a new furry friend have an opportunity to adopt all year long, the month of October has been designated “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.” The veterinary staff at Doerr Animal Clinic in Louisville is here to educate and guide you through the adoption process, ensuring your furry friend is well-cared-for, not just in October, but throughout the year.
What is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month”?
“Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” is celebrated throughout the month of October. This event, organized by the American Humane Association (AHA) and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), is intended to bring awareness to the many benefits that come with adopting a dog.
Why Choose Pet Adoption Over Purchase?
Recent studies reveal that adopting a dog offers a more fulfilling experience than purchasing one from a breeder or pet store. Your new animal will come to you spayed or neutered and with a full veterinary workup, including shots and known medical history. This offers new pet parents the peace of mind of knowing their new furry friend has received proper medical care and the love they thrive off of.
How Can I Support “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month”?
If you are not currently in a position to adopt a dog, that’s okay – there are several other ways you can support this October. Donating your time and/or money is an effective way to ensure these animals are cared for by a veterinarian and receive the love they deserve.
Contact Your Louisville Veterinarian Today!
The staff at Doerr Animal Clinic is here to ensure your new pet is healthy and integrates into the family with ease. Call 502-425-1275 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.