The Top Ten Reasons Given for Leaving Pets at Shelters in the United States
Data collected and reprinted with permission by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy. 10/8/04. www.petpopulation.org.
Remember, adding a companion animal to the household means making a lifelong commitment, so choose the pet that suits your lifestyle. Thinking before adopting will save the animal from being returned to the shelter. Educating yourself and your family about the pet before adopting will help to assure a long and satisfying life together.