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The next day I thought I would try and take the kitten and make him a family member, but the mother, fearing for her kittens, took them elsewhere… gone forever. Until four months later, the Humane Society was trying to find homes for some animals. To my amazement, the mom and the kittens were there. I knew it was “Chucky’s” and my destiny to be together…
Robert Eppich, from Parma, OH
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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.