Why is Adopt, Don’t Shop so important?

If you are looking for a new pet family member, please PLEASE do not buy your pet from a breeder or pet store! Millions of animals are put down in shelters and pounds every day, and that’s not including all the animals that die terrible deaths on the streets. Why spend thousands of ringgit on a “purebred” animal when you can rescue one desperately in need of a home and in danger of getting euthanized?

Moreover, many animals sold in pet stores are from non-reputable, illegal breeders without proper operating licenses. They also often show no regard for the health and well-being of the mama and the puppies, keeping them in truly cruel conditions. They are often caged for life and disposed of when they no longer have value. It is important that we do not create demand for these puppy/kitten mills.