The Scoop On Shelter Pets

Erin J., News Reporter

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Do you love animals? Well, there may be some facts that you don’t know.  People that don’t want their pets simply dump them! Thankfully, animal control finds them, and takes them to a shelter. About 3.2 million of these poor pets who don’t have people who love and care for them get adopted each year. Did you know that the most common dog breeds found in shelters are Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Chihuahua, and America Pitbull Terrier?

At the shelter, the animals are examined and taken care of. The shelter makes sure that the they have fresh food and water, along with a clean cage. One of the bad things about shelters is that not all of the animals find homes. However, you can help. You could volunteer at a local animal shelter, or better, adopt an animal. If you do this, you’re definitely doing the right thing.

Some things that you can do to help are volunteering at your local animal shelter, adopting a pet or two, and raising funds for a shelter of your choice. Ways to help lost or hurt animals are by fostering them, and spreading the word about animal cruelty. If you do this, you can cause more people to want to help. This will inspire people to make the world a better place. People should always take the opportunity to help an animal in need. One good animal shelter is the Gloucester County animal shelter. Here is the link:



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14 Responses to “The Scoop On Shelter Pets”

  1. Justin on January 30th, 2018 10:49 am

    It is mean how people dump the animals in the wild leaving them clueless on how to survive. Its also nice for people to volunteer and even adopt animals.

  2. Natalea Z on January 30th, 2018 10:50 am

    this article is so cute and I am so sad that these poor animals are in the shelter.I love how you told us in your article all the different breed s of dog that go into the shelter and I got so sad when it said dachshund because i love them so much they are so so cute.

  3. Nick on January 30th, 2018 10:56 am

    I like this article because I love animals and it tells what animals are there most of the time.

  4. brianna on January 30th, 2018 10:57 am

    Oh my god I feel so bad for all the animals that just get drop. But this a good story by the way.

  5. brianna on January 30th, 2018 11:00 am

    I hope all the animals get a good and happy home because when they stay at the shelter they sometimes don’t get as much love as some other animals. That make my heart tear when I hear a animal has been. Left to die, no food, no water, no LOVE, and abuse.

  6. Mrs. Gallinaro on January 30th, 2018 9:27 pm

    I love how you brought attention to a cause that is so important! Thank you for encouraging people to adopt pets and raise awareness for animals in need!
    Mrs, Gallinaro and Ella (the happily adopted staffordshire bull terrier)😁

  7. skyla on January 31st, 2018 1:22 pm

    i like your idea

  8. skyla on January 31st, 2018 1:24 pm

    I like your idea!

  9. Eric on January 31st, 2018 1:27 pm

    I like how you told us a link for a animal and I hate to think of animals getting abused and unloved.

  10. Eric on January 31st, 2018 1:28 pm

    I like that you put a link and I hate to think of animals getting abused or hurt

  11. Justin on January 31st, 2018 1:29 pm

    I commented earlier but i like how you put alot of effort into this

  12. Gia on January 31st, 2018 1:32 pm

    I love this article! I did not get my dog from a shelter but it is still nice to get a dog from a shelter!!!!!!!!

  13. Mrs. Lizza on February 1st, 2018 3:12 pm

    Wow! I learned so much from your article!

  14. Mrs. Gansert on February 26th, 2018 8:39 pm

    Erin – your article really explains a lot about animal shelters. I appreciate that you also shared a lot of ways that we can help animals in need!

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