Could Saving a Pet Save Your Life? (Infographic)

You know that adopting a shelter animal can be the difference between life and death for the animal, but did you know that it can have extraordinary benefits for the human as well?

This infographic, published by Carlton Hobbs and designed by Nowsourcing, details some of the emotional and physical benefits of pet rescue. It also suggests some tips on how to help out the shelter pet population. Give it a read; you may be surprised by what you learn!


Courtesy of Nowsourcing/Carlton Hobbs Antiques


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Natasha Salgado
natasha s3 years ago

I could not agree more! Animals save us everyday in every way possible...if I could i'd have a football sized field with animals. Thanks

Vicki Maitland
Vicki maitland4 years ago

it's true more benefits having a pet.

Natasha Salgado
natasha s4 years ago

Great article,thanks. I volunteer at 2 shelters and walking those dogs is so rewarding,especially taking them to the beach and buying them an's priceless!!! Then off course i come home to my awesome 11 furry friends all waiting at the door as i open it and that too is priceless!!! All my furry kids are from shelters and 2 are seniors and 1 Diebetic. Animals in shelters,especially the seniors or special needs ones are such loving sweeties who just need someone to care and love them!!!! I wish people would just give them a chance...

Edvanir L.
Vanie L4 years ago

I remember a store I read around 2 years ago: A man adopted a Cocker in a shelter. 15 says later he and the dog, were in his car when they suffered an accident. The truck fell down a ravine and remained out of sight for those on the road. The man was stuck in the car, but was able to free the dog that ran back home to find help. A neighbor saw the dog and on following him, found the man who was up side down. When 911 arrived, his blood pressure was dangerously low. If it wasn't for the dog - that he had saved a few days earlier, he'd have die.

So, yes, animals can definitely save our lives in many different ways.

Melania Padilla
Melania P4 years ago

No doubt! Saving an animal is the best!

Brooke DeHart
Brooke DeHart4 years ago

i wish all pet owners would get their companion from a shelter or rescue organization. So many people are ignorant to pet stores. They see dogs or cats portrayed on TV, and want to go out and buy them because they think they will act like the animals on TV. I, and Many people I work with, and know think all pet owners should have to have a license to own a pet. so many people go and get pets, then discard them because they cannot handle the responsibility. Hopefully something will spark a change in the system.......................................

Giana Peranio-paz
Giana P4 years ago

Wonderful article.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thank you.

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad4 years ago

Great info to get out!

irene fernandez
irene Fernandez4 years ago

Great info,
I live in a small apartment and feel it cruel to have a pet so what I do now is donate my time to walk shelter dogs, it is a great and rewarding experience.