5. Not Every Pet Comes from a Terrible Situation. There are thousands of terrible, disgusting stories of animal abuse out there, of course. But the truth is, not every pet ends up in a shelter because of abuse. In fact, the top reasons pets are put in shelters are because their human companion is moving, or they are having problems with their landlord.
6. Most Shelter Animals are Not Purebreds. People love their purebreds — and don’t often look for them in animal shelters. However, estimates for the percentages of purebred dogs and cats in animal shelters range between 10% and 25%. Mutts are great, too!
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