Adopting a pet is one of the noblest things anyone of us can do. It is our chance to be someone’s heroes. It’s not very likely that we will get the opportunity to do some real heroic act, but we can adopt, save some poor animal and give it a warm and loving home.
In return, we will get unconditional love and devotion. Except if we adopt a cat...but seriously.
All jokes aside, there are so few things in life that can compare to the moment of adoption, and the following photos are a perfect proof. People share photos of their new pets just moments after they were adopted, and they are heartwarming and inspirational.
Don’t wait – adopt!
Fortunately, more and more people are turning to adoption these days. Louise Lee, the Blue Cross For Pets spokesperson, says that the opinion about “‘broken’ pets is gradually changing and people understand pets are handed over for all sorts of reasons.”
Adoption became more popular during the recent coronavirus epidemic when people were seeking a devoted companion in times of crisis. Pamela Reid, the vice president of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Behavioral Sciences Team, says that:
"During this period of great uncertainty, one bright spot has been the incredibly passionate response from people willing to open their homes and hearts to foster and adopt vulnerable shelter animals."
Compared to 2019, a 70 percent increase was recorded in animals going into foster care all through ASPCA New York City and Los Angeles foster systems.
This was the opposite of what was expected: "We thought people were going to bring their animals in and then run for the hills," said Katy Hansen, communications director for the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC).