LCN students resuce pets

Jenna Alred ‘13



   Rescuing pets lately has become more and more popular. What is the reason for this? The economy has not only taken a toll on us, but also our pets. Sadly, people run out of money and abandon their animals, and they are left out on their own, unless a shelter rescues them. Approximately five million to seven million animals enter shelters every day. The majority of pets are obtained from acquaintances and family members. Twenty six percent of dogs are bought from breeders, 20 to 30 percent of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescues, and 2 to 10 percent are purchased from pet shops. How do we keep this trend of animal rescue and adoption going? We went around and asked a few individuals what they have done, or want to do to get involved with saving lost pets.

   Anthony Randall ’13 says his dog is from the humane society. “We adopted my Jack Russell. He would have gotten put down in about two weeks if I hadn’t adopted him. He turned out to be an amazing dog, pet, and best friend to me.”

   It is so rewarding to know you have helped someone out, even a pet. Even if you can’t adopt an animal, just stopping by to help out a shelter is a nice thing to do. Many students at LCN haven’t yet rescued an animal but plan to sooner or later.

“I would like to adopt an animal because it would make one less animal be put to sleep,” Spencer Palm ’14 explains. He plans on looking at dogs for a Christmas present.