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I was also scheduled for surgery the next day — I just didn’t think I was going to be able to care for him at the time. I left the dinner in tears because I did not take the kitten home that night. Surgery went well, and my husband tells me the first thing I said when out of anesthetic was, “can we get the cat?”
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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.