WHY SHOULD I ADOPT?
It’s been long ingrained in our society that to get a pet, you go to the pet shop. However, people have learned that there are a lot of unwanted pets that needs a home. This is when they choose adoption. It is not a trend nor a fad. It is the SOLUTION to help animals in need. And here’s why:
1. ADOPTION IS SAVING LIVES
Pet shops breed based on customers’ demand and they will keep doing to meet supply and make profit. However, many people who buy these pets cannot commit through their life cycle, resulting in them being abandoned or surrendered. The lucky ones end up with animal rescuers who have limited means to help. This is when an adopter comes in to bring these neglected animal back into a home environment. In times where shelters are over capacity, the animal could be euthanized to make space. By choosing to adopt, you truly save lives.
2. ADOPTERS ARE WELL-SUPPORTED
When you buy from a pet shop, all they provide is a piece of paper to instruct you on what to buy. However, when you adopt a pet, the rescuers will not only prepare you for the caregiving but will even be there to support you when your adopted pet is sick. To a pet shop, your pet is a product, sold with no refund. But to a rescuer, your pet is their godchildren whom they will always be there to help them unconditionally.
ADOPTED PETS CAN BE HEALTHY AND YOUNG TOO!
Many assumed that rescued animals are sick or old and hence unwanted. However, most of our rescued rabbits are actually below 1 year old and very healthy! In addition, rescuers will ensure they go for timely vet reviews and will sterilize them prior to adoption to prevent future health issues. If you think about it, rescued animals may receive more medical attention than a store pet!
THE ACT OF ADOPTION, IS PRICELESS
When you bought a pet, people will go ‘oh cute!’ and walk away. But when you adopt a pet, people will learned about their story, their journey from an unloved place to a loving home. As the adopter, you feel good to help an animal in need. To the pet you adopt, they will never take your love for granted. To the people around you, your decision to adopt will positively influence and encourage them to adopt as well. Your act to adopt is more than ‘just a good deed’. It is a movement to raise awareness and compassion in humanity.
With that said, we want to THANK all adopters of rescued animals and we hope more people will see the rationale to adopt and not buy. With over thousands of animals being abandoned in Singapore, adoption is the ONLY solution to stop this overpopulation cycle. If you have the love and capacity to help a rescued animal, please contact your local shelters or rescue organizations today.