Despite this, and despite the realities of the pet industry–inbreeding, factory-like conditions, overbreeding, and other perils – many people choose to buy pets from high-cost breeders. It’s important that we find homes for the animals already here before we support breeders who continue to breed large quantities of animals for profit. The greenest and kindest way to get a dog or cat is from a pet shelter.
You can help reduce pet overpopulation by spaying or neutering your pet. In this way, you’ll take an active role in minimizing your pet’s current and future impact on the environment.
Further, don’t buy an exotic pet or one that was caught in the wild. Their native environments suffer greatly when they are removed, and it is very hard for these animals to adapt to domesticated life.
The Delaware County SPCA is located nearby in Media PA. They have all sorts of animals that need a home, dogs, cats, rabbits and birds. In addition, the Delco SPCA takes donations of old towels, blankets, office supplies and more to keep their operation going.