April 30th is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day. It really is the perfect day to adopt a shelter pet in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (or anywhere else for that matter). Although, I could argue that any day of the year is a perfect day to adopt a shelter pet. Millions of homeless dogs and cats are housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area, as well as all around the country, all hoping for a loving, fur-ever home.
When You Adopt A Shelter Pet You Are Saving A Life!
It's estimated that 2.5+ million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in the USA. Most regrettably, that's on top of some 3 million that are euthanized each year! When you adopt a shelter pet, you are saving a life.
There are estimates that there may be as many as 70 million stray cats out there! Here are a few more statistics:
20-30% of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescue organizations.
- Five out of 10 dogs in shelters and seven out of 10 cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them.
Adopting A Pet Is Good For Your Health:
Did you know that adopting a pet is good for your health? Pets (especially dogs) help us maintain a more active lifestyle. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pet ownership has been shown to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and feelings of loneliness. It seems like a "no brainer" to adopt a dog or cat.
Where To Adopt A Dog Or Cat In The Charlotte Metro Area
The statistics about the number of shelter animals needing a home are simply staggering! So on National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, I'd like to provide some information on where, if you are as staggered by these statistics as I am, you can go to adopt a shelter dog or cat in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area. (Just keep in mind that these are only four of the many places we can adopt in Charlotte.)
HUMANE SOCIETY OF YORK COUNTY
8177 Regent Parkway Fort Mill, SC 29715
More information about adopting at the Humane Society of York County
Shelter Adoption Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
(Closed on Mondays)
CAROLINA P.A.W.S. (PET ADOPTTION & WELFARE SOCIETY)
P.O. Box 365, Waxhaw, NC 28173
More information about adopting at Carolina P.A.W.S.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF CHARLOTTE
2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
More information about adopting at the Humane Society of Charlotte
Shelter Open:Monday – Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
IRONSTONE LANE RESCUE & STABLES
127 Ironstone Lane Troutman, NC 28166
More information about adopting at Ironstone Lane Rescue & Stables
If you've been thinking about adding a cat or dog to your household, why not save a life and adopt a shelter pet? National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is the perfect day to do it!
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