The Springbrook Animal Care Center in Naperville, Illinois is a comprehensive veterinarian center that has been serving the area since 2003. Since first opening their doors, they have aided in the adoption of more than ten thousand shelter animals.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Crueltyto Animals, more than seven and a half million animals that might otherwise be someone’s pet, enter animal shelters nationwide, each and every year. The vast majority of these animals are dogs and cats. About half of these animals end up being euthanized.
The good news is that nearly three million of these shelter animals are adopted every year. Adopting a pet from a shelter, or “rescuing” it, as some like to call it, can be a complicated process that involves more than just picking out a cute dog or cat at the shelter and bringing it home. People who want to adopt a pet usually have to fill out an adoption application and be interviewed by a member or members of the shelter staff, undergo a waiting period, sign an adoption contract and pay any applicable fees, and agree to a trial period.
Since so many of the animals in shelters come from bad situations, shelter staffers take care to place them in homes that really want them, and will treat them well. During the interview, would-be adopters will be asked to explain their reasons for wanting a pet, what their home situation is like, and what their lifestyles are like.
Experts say that it is impossible to know for sure how many stray dogs and cats there are in the United States, but most agree that homeless animals outnumber homeless people by a five-to-one ratio.
The Springbrook Animal Care Center plays an important role in finding homes for animals that need one.