: The benefits of adopting a pet
Society16:57 May. 5, 2016

The benefits of adopting a pet

Polish volunteers run a dog shelter with financial help from locals 

Adopting a pet is a gift to both the owner and the animal. Recently some shelters in Poland have resorted to offering money to people willing to bring a new four-legged friend home but the practice showed people prefer to make donations instead.

In Poland, many shelters like this one are run by volunteers. The dogs are kept in excellent conditions here, they are fed regularly and walked by people who love to take care of animals. Over one hundred people work here absolutely for free just to make sure that the animals are in good hands.

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Some of the volunteers working at this shelter even adopted a dog into their own family. Now, they encourage others to do the same.

Alexandra, pet shelter volunteer: "I don't see a reason why people would purchase animals when there are so many waiting for a new home. They're all so cute. All they need is love."

This building housed nearly four thousand dogs at one point . Presently there are less than a thousand living here. Local residents not only adopt dogs from this shelter but also help them keep the place running by making financial contributions on a regular basis. And of course, human's best friends are extremely thankful for all the attention they get.

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