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How to adopt an animal

Probably, each of us has been dreaming of having a pet as a child. Today making this dream come true is absolutely possible, what is more, you will rescue an animal from a shelter. How to do it? Read below

  • They say that in the shelters all the animals are sick and wild. It's true?

No, not all homeless animals that have got into a shelter are sick or have problems with socialization. In most institutions, new animals are examined by a veterinarian; they are given all the necessary vaccinations, and upon reaching a certain age, the animal is castrated or sterilized. Employees and volunteers are trying to engage in playing with dogs - they are taught basic teams and accustomed to the leash.

At the same time, there are indeed many sick and injured animals in the shelters (both physically and mentally). It happens that unscrupulous owners abandon old animals, which require constant care, and the services involved in catching bring brought down dogs or tormented dogs. Zoo-activists try to immediately attach such animals to the house to experienced owners or to opt for volunteers.

Animals from the shelter often suffer from some infectious diseases and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. This happens for several reasons: in some institutions, animals are not vaccinated; in municipal shelters, they live in cramped and unsanitary conditions, and employees do not always have time to notice a sick dog or cat and isolate it from the rest.

  • To pick up the animal, you just need to come to the shelter and ask?

It is not that simple. First, you need to decide from which shelter you want to take an animal. Almost all institutions have websites and pages on social networks where employees regularly talk about their new guests - you can choose from photos and descriptions. But it would be better if you come to the shelter and personally meet its inhabitants.

Shelters have strict requirements for future owners. Employees and volunteers conduct interviews with those who want to take a homeless animal, request documents, can check your apartment, and even look at the neighbors. Some institutions do not give animals to young couples, lonely elderly people and families with babies. The shelter will refuse if they want to use the dog as a guard or put them on a chain, as well as if they want to take the animal, then hand it in as a gift.

If you decide to take a dog or cat from a shelter, you must have local registration and your own accommodation (some shelters make an exception for people renting an apartment, but ask for the landlord's contacts). Also, representatives of the shelter will require the consent of everyone who will live with the animal: no one wants the cat to be abandoned due to the allergy of the younger brother, and the cheerful puppy fell into the hands of the givers. If circumstances do not allow you to take the animal home, you can become a volunteer - they are especially needed by state shelters (there are usually more animals in there because they are obliged to take everyone who brings services to catch).

After you have chosen a cat or a dog and met them, and also proved that they will feel good with you, the shelter signs a responsible maintenance contract with you. After that, you need to prepare your house for the new family member.

13 Responses to “Help the Cheetahs!”

  1. Thank you for the nice comment and for sharing our website. Yours is awesome! It is so exciting to have such an interesting menu for kids. Kudos to you!

  2. Can you tell me what kind of bug this is:

  3. Hello Marjie,

    We do love your site as well — you’re doing some incredible things over there!

  4. Hello Serenity,

    We’re not sure about those, but the gentleman over at http://beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com/ could probably help you out. Good luck!

  5. I would like to see that wonderful cats alive, but not to close of course, and please, take a look at my video on my blog.

  6. Thanks to her. She is doing a great job. Cheetahs look so nice.

  7. That photograph is beautiful.

  8. I discorvered your website and, I’m enchanted. Your presentation of nature is bieutiful. Sorry for my english, I’m just a little french, and I dream whit your blog. Thank you.

  9. Such beautiful creatures as is the project. I hope it takes off and makes a difference. I hope to one day see a cheetah in person (from a distance of course) ! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow, this is such a fantastic goal! I am in love with big cats and it pains me to think of how the populations of these beautiful animals diminishes with each passing day. National Geographic also launched an initiative directed toward this cause, you can check it out here: “http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats/cause-an-uproar/”
    Also, I checked out the link and was looking forward to seeing this production released when I noticed they did not reach their funding goal by their deadline. Does anyone happen know if they are still going to proceed with the production or not?

  11. I am really happy to see so many people trying to help save the cheetahs. It is really unfair how we treat wild life and we should be spreading awareness throughout the world.

  12. Great photo and great cause!!

  13. The cheetahs are incredible animals, people need to love and care for them! :)

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