Date: April 11, 2012Rate This Experience:
I’ve always wanted a pet, and I think adopting would be the best way to do it. There are so many pets in Toronto in the need of a loving home through animal services Toronto and in communities all over Canada. Having known a few people who got their animals from shelters, more often than not these pets are no more trouble than any other pet. In some cases, they do need a little extra attention – for example, I had a friend who adopted a cat but the cat had been through a traumatic experience with its previous owner. As a result, the cat did have a little urination issue, but after two months of being with the friend of mine who adopted him, that issue went away and the cat is the same as any other.
So, what’s holding me back from adopting this moment?
There’s only one stumbling block for me, and it’s financial. Even if I go the cheap route and adopt a cat most people I’ve spoken with about it say a rescue cat typically will cost me $2500 first year, and ~$1000 a year after that – it’s a sizable chunk of change. Which means other experiences have to be put on the back burner. However, it’s definitely something I want to experience!
With that said, if you’re in a position to adopt an animal – I strongly encourage it! You can see which animals need a home today by searching the database here.