As the article from Money Magazine states, “From cuddles to walks to that hilarious moment when you randomly catch your animal doing something weird, being a pet owner is ridiculously rewarding.”
We want all of our potential Rocket City adopters, foster families, and volunteers at GHHS to feel the love and companionship that a four-legged furry friend provides. In 2020, we saw a dramatic increase in owner surrender requests, but we also saved over 1,000 lives of animals in need. We feel that number can grow even higher in 2021.
In a new survey from Money and Morning Consult, four in 10 Americans said they spent more than $300 purchasing their furry friend.
“Adopt, don’t shop” was a common refrain among animal lovers and respondents to the Money Magazine survey. Some 37% of people got their pet from a shelter or rescue group, including nearly half of the mixed-breed dog and cat owners reached as part of the March survey.
At GHHS, we feel that number should be 100%.