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On the ride home, I almost turned back. Something in me, though, said to keep going, give it a night. When we got home, he trotted right out of the carrier and started exploring. All of my stress poured out into some tears. I curled up on the floor on my side, and he snuggled up against me, purring…
Eva, from Naperville, IL
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According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats will be left at shelters each year. Animals that are healthy, well-fed, and disease-resistant have much better odds of finding a happy forever home.
Preventable diseases like kennel cough or feline herpesvirus can stop an adoption in its tracks - not to mention being a danger to unprotected populations in the shelter. Although shelters try to meet the needs of their animals, they may not be able to afford a timely delivery of much-needed vaccinations.