Adopting Homeless Animals by Julissa Enriquez c/o 15

  • Have you ever considered adopting a dog, cat, or bird? Maybe you have even been doing research and finding out how expensive they could be. Well adopting could be a good alternative.

Adopting animal comes with big responsibility, and the first thing is knowing if you can afford it. When going to an adoption center one of the things they require is an adoption fee. In the Houston Humane Society it could vary from $95.00 to $125.00 depending on the dog. You can also adopt cats, which come with a $100.00 adoption fee. This is not the only thing the Humane society looks for; they also make sure that the pets get a good and safe home. The Humane society is dedicated to ending overpopulation of animals and cruelty thus looking for good homes with families that can care for them. Something you might consider when getting a pet is neutering/spaying an animal to avoid overpopulation and more homeless animals.

This often happens with cats, which populate very quickly and end up in the streets because the owners can’t afford all the cats and kittens.  You can also adopt other animals, such as horses, rabbits, chinchillas and many more animals. The reason why you can adopt a different variety of animals is because the animals were either treated bad or abandoned to die.

If you are not interested in adopting but would like to help, you can volunteer in a number of shelters around the Houston area. Many associations such as Houston SPCA, and the Houston Humane Society are glad to see people helping out and volunteering because they are a non-profit organization.

If you do not have time to volunteer, you can donate money, or even items to help out the animals. Always consider animals who don’t have a family, they need you too.


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