Paws at Silko
If you want to learn more about adopting a pet, or if you’re ready to adopt, we invite you to attend the Third Annual Paws at Silko event. This adoption event is being held in collaboration with the APCSM, and it’s designed to help find homes for pets in the area. Here are the details:
- Where: Silko Honda, 1580 New State Highway, Raynham, MA
- When: June 21, from noon to 4 p.m.
- Admission: free
In addition to pets that are looking for homes, a variety of local businesses will be on hand to help with a variety of services. Some of the business attending include The Doggie Jar, Monkeyville, Handcrafted by Kathleen, Gentle on My Skin, and Ana Marusich-Zanor’s Custom Dog Portraits.
You can talk to pet experts, participate in contests, and even adopt a pet at Paws at Silko. We hope to see you there!
Adopting a pet can enrich both your life and that of an animal —there are so many animals that need homes, and you can make a real difference by adopting. Nevertheless, there are a few things to consider before you adopt a pet.
Things to Know About Adopting an Animal
Animals can be excellent companions, but it’s important to consider the responsibility of owning one, too. Here are a few things to consider before you adopt your pet:
- Do you have the time for a pet? If you’re rarely home, having a pet is a bad idea –just as pets can be companions to you, you will need to be their companion, too, and it’s a responsibility you should take seriously. Many animals end up in shelters because their owners didn’t have enough time for them.
- Do you have the money for a pet? The costs of owning a pet can be high, and include licenses, training classes, veterinary care, toys, food, and other expenses. Make sure that your budget enables you to properly take care of a pet before adopting one.
- Are you prepared to deal with special pet-related problems? Some of the issues that a pet could bring into your life include flea infestations, damaged furniture, accidents from pets that have yet to be house trained, and unexpected medical emergencies.
- Will your pet be cared for while you’re away? If you end up traveling, your pet will still need care. If you don’t know anyone who can take care of your pet while you’re away, you’ll need to be able to pay for boarding services.
- Are you willing to take care of the pet for the rest of its life? You should only adopt a pet if you’re willing and able to take care of it for the rest of its life. This is not a commitment you should enter into lightly —but you should be aware that it can be a tremendously rewarding experience.
How to Help if You Can’t Adopt
If you’re unable to adopt a pet but you still want to help the cause, there are number of options available to you:
- Volunteer for an organization like the APSCM (Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts)–Volunteering will enable you to enrich the lives of homeless pets, meet other people who love animals, and learn about how the organization works.
- Donate to an organization like the APSCM –Most pet shelters are nonprofit organizations, and operating expenses can be quite high. Whether you donate money or supplies, your contribution will make a difference!
- Support events held by organizations like the APSCM –Attend pet-related events and help get the word out!