There seems to be a new trend developing in the animal shelter world. Shelters are expanding their shelter adoption places to the mall. At first it might seem scary to hear that people can stop by between buying a new pair of jeans and getting a cup of coffee to check out the kittens and puppies at the shelter’s space directly in the mall.
The Humane Society of Naples, Florida set up their first animal adoption space in a mall several years ago. Several other organizations have followed and so far, it seems to be a win-win situation. People who might otherwise have bought a puppy from a puppy mill supported pet shop see what the local animal shelter has to offer. They are then provided with information on adoptions, learn more about where the animals come from and some even decide against the baby dog in favor of a more mature dog waiting for a forever home at the shelter.
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2 thoughts on “At the Mall: Shopping, Restaurants and …. Animal Adoptions?”
Here in Australia Pop Up Animal Welfare stands are being opened up in malls here too. There seems to be a growing trend toward adoption as opposed to buying a puppy. This year I adopted a two year old greyhound and she is the most loving pet ever. Loved your blog.
Hi, thank you for your positive feedback. Great to hear that this trend seems to be working. All the best to you and your four-legged family member 🙂