May is almost over, so Bored Panda has put together another list of adorable animal adoption photos. After all, Good Samaritans from all over the world keep saving kittens, puppies, and other critters from a miserable life on the streets or at shelters, so celebrating their new family additions is the least we can do, right?
This Cat Was Abandoned And This Is His Photo Minutes After Being Rescued
Even though some rescues have been seeing an unprecedented number of foster applications, people shouldn't get a pet just because of the lockdown. The coronavirus pandemic won't last forever, and adopting an animal is a big responsibility.
- How much time will you have to care for a dog, now and post-pandemic?
- Do you have the funds to adopt right now? Do you have job security or extra savings to cover unforeseen pet-related expenses?
- How much space do you have for a dog? Does your current housing situation allow for pets?
- How much time and energy are you willing to commit to training a dog?
- Consider your lifestyle. Do you want a dog that can run miles with you every day? Or are you looking for a less active dog that will be content skipping walks here and there?
The same questions can be applied to other animals as well.
This Is My Quarantine Cat, Ahsoka, I Adopted Her To Help Manage Her Anxiety And Prevent Her Going To The Humane Society. I Was Told She Would Hide All Day And Generally Avoid People. After About 3 Hours Of Being At My Place I Felt A Tapping On My Arm
Anecdotally, some shelters are even having a hard time filling up with new animals they can pair with potential owners. “We simply aren’t able to intake enough animals with the three closed county shelters not taking stray animals and what appears to be a decrease in owner surrenders during this time,” Patricia Kennedy, the executive director of City Dog Rescue in Washington, DC, told DCist.
Uncontrollable Tippy-Taps Right Before Adoption
The pandemic has reminded us a lot about our pets. They stave off loneliness, and living with animals helps us to be more active, even if we are talking about basic tasks, such as cleaning the litter box or filling food bowls. Most importantly, our companions comfort us, and the presence of a dog or a cat can very well be the only thing between isolation and despair.