If you're considering getting a new dog, why don't you adopt a puppy from a local shelter!
The cost of thoroughbred dogs are costly, so not only would you be saving money, but you'd be saving a dog. You'd be providing a new home for the furry friend, who'd become part of your family in no time.
Recent statistics in South Africa. indicate a dire situation nationally, where animal welfare organisations are experiencing an increase in the number of animals arriving on their doorsteps in need of a home.
While many of these animals are strays or rescues, the sad truth is that a considerable number of them end up at shelters after being ‘surrendered’ by pet owners who are no longer able to keep them due the tough economic times, like we're currently experiencing.
The stark reality is that not all dogs can be rescued and while being housed in the many social organisations nationally, their costs exceed the income, so they rely on donations and the goodwill of communities and companies in the pet sector.
Unfortunately, not all dogs or cats find new homes, resulting in thousands of animals being euthanised each year.
You can make a difference to. their lives. If you're looking for a new addition to the family, why not consider adoption. See below for some of the organisations have pets for adoption: