Shelters are full of homeless pets. Dogs and cats eagerly await new owners who will adopt them and give them a new loving home. Not every pet has the opportunity for such happiness, and old and diseased animals are left in a particularly bad situation.
People do not want to bother with them or cover the cost of treatment, and therefore tend to select healthier young puppies or kittens. Every living creature deserves a second chance, but even if we wanted to, there’s no way to help everyone.
You have to encourage others to take in unwanted animals but you can’t convince just anyone to do it. Fortunately, more and more people want to take in these animals, and instead of buying a pedigree dog or cat, they go to a shelter to select a pet.
Glen Schallman loves cats. He knows that these adopted cats are not inferior to those you buy at a kennel. Last year, he went to the adoption agency in Texas (Humane Society of North) to look around for a friendly pet. A cat named Blake caught his eye. When he saw Glen, he began to meow, as if to attract his attention and to suggest that he should be his choice.
How did they turn out together? More about this on the following pages.