I worked in animal rescue while in graduate school. I listened to customers on the other side of my table and their concerns with difficult adoption processes which deter them from adopting and they go purchase a dog or cat which is the very thing we are trying to avoid. If half the people would stop purchasing pets and adopt, we would no longer have to euthanize healthy animals. This is a powerful statistic.
Cindy Dezern, MSW Founder and President, Project No-Kill Animal Shelter, Inc.