SALT LAKE CITY – More than 1,400 shelters across the country gathered on Saturday to help thousands of adoptable animals find loving adoption families to encourage families to save a new pet.
Rescue Center for Best Friends, Second Chance for Homeless Pets, Rescue Rover, Paws for Life, Utah, South Utah Valley Animal Shelters and other local authorities participated in the event, by making adoption offers.
Dogs and cats living in shelters and dogs with foster families wag their tails to find a new family.
Most "lab" puppies, named after various scientific topics, only have to wait a week before they become castrated and ready to start their new lives and hopefully get better name as "Home Science ce", said a woman who works for Rescue Rovers.
"When you nurse a litter of puppies, they do not really use their individual names," she said. "They just scream" pups! "
"This is going to a family with a little girl," said another foster mother about the chocolate lab mix "biology".
This day was not just for the dogs, Second Chance for Homeless Pets in Sandy sent mainly cats to their local Petsmart to try to find their new home.
According to Utah Humane, more than 350 dogs were killed and 600 cats were adopted from shelters in the area last month. In July, however, 12 dogs and 15 cats were euthanized in shelters.
Best Friend's Animal Rescue mission is to "save everyone" and kill all animal shelters in America by 2025, meaning that 90% of the animals will be killed. Animals entering shelters will be killed loving family go.
Days like Saturday help this mission. Not only do shelters provide free pets to third parties, but interested families also need to go through the adoption process of the agency – including background checks, home visits, and letters of recommendation.
While many rescue groups refrain from using the term "forever home" because they do not encourage families to keep a pet unless it's in the right shape. They ensure that everyone is aware of the responsibility of receiving a rescue animal.
Regular adoption fees can start at $ 50, but up to over $ 200. In addition to the daily care, this also includes everything a new pet needs to feel comfortable in its new environment.
During "Clear the Shelters," rescue animals showed their unconditional love is free, and sometimes their adoption fee may be too.