Thousands of pets die in shelters nationwide every day because there isn’t enough room to house them. That is why the Humane Society of Yuma wants residents to adopt shelter pets.
“The ugly truth is, there are too many pets out there and not enough loving homes,” said Erin Sitera, HSOY director of development.
“If we continue to buy from pet stores and puppy breeders, we are only contributing to the countless deaths that occur every day. We have to be mindful of the long-term effects our decisions have on our pets.”
Many shelter pets have the advantage of already being trained “and seem to know and appreciate that you saved their life and gave them a second chance,” Sitera said.