It’s an especially difficult time at the animal shelters, which are literally bursting at the seams with adoptable animals looking for forever homes. Sadly, most of them get euthanized due to overcrowding and lack of space.
Pet adoption is a great way to save an animal’s life, and is extremely rewarding as well. If you are interested in fostering/rescuing/adopting a pet, here are some excellent resources to help you with your search: Petfinder.com, Adoptapet.com, NKLA or the ASPCA website. If you find a pet that you love who happens to be out of your area, always ask the shelter or rescue group about possible pet transportation to your area. Adopt, don’t shop.