July 10, 2014
So, your family is ready for a new pet! The next big decisions you have to make is what kind of pet you want and the age of that animal. Some people just go to a shelter and pick the first animal they see, while others go in with a specific animal in mind. There are people who want puppies or kittens; there are others who want a fully grown pet. To decide what animal you might want for your family, MCPL has books, videos, and Online Resources that can help with your decision. Whatever you decide is right for your family, shelters are full of all kinds of animals looking for their forever home.
For those of you who are ready to add on to your family, June is National Adopt-a-Cat month. Some shelters have specials on their cats in the month of June, trying to ensure that they get homes. No matter the age or breed of cat that you are looking for, shelters are constantly getting new arrivals that might fit your needs. These cats are usually neutered or spayed and have received all their medical care, so they are ready to come home. All you have to do is decide it is time and go. Once you have adopted your new family member, MCPL also has resources on how to keep your new friend as healthy and happy as they can be.
For those of you who are not cat people, shelters are always receiving new dogs that desperately need homes. Even though June is National Adopt-a-Cat Month, dogs would be just as happy to find their forever family. As with cats, MCPL has books about all different kinds of dogs, not only breed types but training books and health books. Each individual animal is different and requires different needs, but these resources could help you and your new pet adjust to each other easier.
It doesn’t matter if you are a dog or cat person, or even a bird person. If you think your family is ready for a new addition, adopting your pet from a shelter not only saves that animal but allow the shelter to save more animals from bad situations. So if you are think you are ready for a new friend, MCPL has the resources you need to not only find all the information you might need about the animal, but also links to where you can find the best place to adopt them from. All you have to decide is when you are ready and give an unwanted animal it's forever home.
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