#3: Adopt a Pet!
According to the Humane Society of the United States, millions of dogs and cats are either relinquished by their owners or rescued from the streets and brought into animal shelters. Unfortunately, about 2.7 million of these adoptable animals have to be euthanized annually due to the limited number of spaces in these shelters. Adopting pets from shelters is a great way of not only saving an animal's life, but also freeing up space for another abandoned animal in need of a temporary home.
Leah, Lulu and Erin adopted pets from these shelters and they share their stories and reasons below: