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Posted on 10-10-2018
The ASPCA reports that every year animal shelters house an average of 3.5 million dogs at any given time. To help relieve this, October was named “Adopt A Shelter Dog” Month by the American Humane Society. Every year since, they – along with local veterinarian offices and animal shelters – host a plethora of activities and events aimed at finding forever homes for as many dogs as possible. Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic in Canton supports this effort and the people who help it along.
The American Humane Society started Adopt A Shelter Dog Month as an annual event in 1981. In the decades since, it has continued to promote adopting a homeless dog to enhance your life and save theirs. Today, this effort is more important than ever as the population of homeless dogs continues to increase.
More than half of the dogs that end up in shelters end their lives in a cage, being euthanized to make room for another dog. By adopting a shelter dog, you reduce the strain on resources which in turn gives one of those dogs left behind a chance at another day to find their forever home.
There are ways you can help even if you cannot adopt. They include:
If you do adopt a shelter dog, our talented veterinarian can help you keep him or her healthy and strong. That way you give them a forever home and get a forever friend in the bargain.
Do you have other ideas about how to help? Share them with us below to join the effort.
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