Adopt A Shelter Pet on April 30th And Save A Life!
Today, April 30th is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day and it's the purr-fect day to adopt a shelter pet in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (or anywhere else for that matter). Of course, I would argue that any day of the year is a perfect day to adopt a shelter pet. Thousands of homeless dogs and cats are housed in shelters in the Charlotte metro area and millions around the country, all hoping for a loving, fur-ever home.
When You Adopt A Shelter Pet You Save A Life!
It's estimated that 2.5+ million dogs and cats are adopted annually from shelters in the USA. Regrettably, that's still less than the some 3 million that are euthanized each year! When you adopt a shelter pet, you save a life.
There are estimates that there may be as many as 70 million stray cats out there! Since I feed two of them daily on my front porch, I'm not surprised by these numbers. 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.
Meet Mr. Marlow -- My Latest Shelter Adoptee:
Our long-lived and beloved Oliver died this past February. Oliver was adopted from my "personal" Humane Society in York County, from where we've adopted numerous cats and dogs since moving to Charlotte in 1998. When it came time to adopt a new cat, I went back to the Humane Society of York County and fell in love with Mr. Marlow, who is now living the life of leisure in the Hollander household. You can tell, he looks more than a little content. Why not go out and find your own Mr. Marlow today?
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 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 purr-fect day to do it! If you can't adopt why not consider making a monetary conribution to your favorite local shelter?
This National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day reminder is provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, your Charlotte metro area pet-friendly residential real estate experts.
If you're considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to prove to you that: