Animal Shelter Myths

Thanks to the nature of their work, animal shelters tend to get a bad rap. Don’t believe everything you hear! Below, your Greensboro, NC veterinarian sets the record straight on three common myths.

Shelters Are Dirty

Not true! Shelters must be kept at a high standard of sanitation and cleanliness in order to prevent the spread of contagious diseases, especially in an area where many animals are housed in close proximity. Staff members work diligently to keep shelter facilities clean.

Shelter Pets Aren’t Well-Behaved

Some people think that shelter pets wouldn’t wind up there at all if they were well-behaved. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Many shelter pets, especially if they’ve already lived with families, are perfectly well-mannered.

Shelters Only Have Mutts

Think shelters only house dogs and cats of mixed-breeds? Think again, because shelters may also have purebred animals. It’s purely circumstantial and ultimately depends on what sort of animal happened to find their way to a particular shelter. If you have your heart set on a particular breed, try calling local shelters in your area to see if they have any that need a good home.

For more information on adoption, call your Pet Clinic Greensboro, NC.