How Saving An Animal Can Change Your Life
28 Feb 2017
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1. THEY MAKE YOU HAPPY
You know what they say...a happy home, a happy heart. According to Psychology Today, recent studies found that pets "provide meaningful social support for owners, improving their lives". Pets promote positive experiences, where their presence contributes to our happiness and wellbeing. As we take care of them, we improve our ability to be selfless, which in turn, can overall influence our personal traits.
2. YOU RESCUE A LIFE
When you adopt a pet, you save a life. Animal euthanasia is a serious problem, especially for cats and dogs, so when you adopt - not only do you provide for an animal in desperate need of a safe shelter, but you also make a selfless and altruistic act. And it's this very act, which contributes to gradually diminishing euthanasia.
3. VALUE FOR MONEY
Buying a pet can be very expensive, not to mention the cost of owning one. Some places will charge an initial fee for desexing your animal along with vaccinations, microchipping and more - and that's only the beginning. At AWL Animal Rescue, every animal available for adoption is "desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, flea and worm treated, behaviourally assessed and health checked". It's the purrrfect win-win!
4. EAT, PLAY, LOVE
Whether it's Anya, Garfield, Harmony, Vixen or Zoe, you're guaranteed a friend for life. They look up to you, they don't argue, they appreciate the kind things you do for them and they're there waiting for you to get home. Play, sleep, eat and smile together, because when it comes to you and your furry friend - it's one friendship you can love every second of.
5. A SECOND CHANCE
The sad reality is, not all animals are young and pretty. Instead, there are countless animals who suffer from abuse and abandonment. And the only thing that can truly save them is a safe place to call home - a loving place where the care you provide is exactly what they need to pull through. Your love can make all the difference for an abandoned animal, especially older animals, stuck in an unfortunate situation. And regardless of what your animal looks like, one thing's for sure - love is love.
To adopt a furry friend of your own, Port Canal's AWL Pet Adoption Centre, open 6 days a week, is the pawfect place to go. Meet and greet some cool cats and cute kittens, discuss your options or just get smitten!