Rescuing an animal that’s been abused, abandoned, or is just unwanted, is one of the most noble things a human being can do. In most cases, we think of pet adoption as a good thing to do because it saves an innocent animal from being put down unnecessarily.
Rarely do we ever stop to consider the plethora of ways that an adopted animal can make our lives better, as well. Yet there is plenty of scientific and anecdotal evidence that proves rescuing a pet can save human lives as well.
Scroll through the infographic below, and learn more about all the different ways adopting and loving an animal can help you become a healthier, happier being, both physically and emotionally!
If you’ve already adopted a pet, you might already be familiar with these benefits, but if you haven’t, I hope they’ll help to convince you that it’s a good idea. Even if you’re not interested in adopting a pet, please consider donating your time and money to a local no-kill shelter that is working hard to find them loving homes.
Top Image via Thinkstock. Infographic Courtesy of Carlton Hobbs Antiques