Rescue Me: Campaign launched to get people adopting animals instead of buying from breeders
- Today The Northern Quota launches its #RescueMeCampaign
- NQ reporter Amy Stott aims to get the public thinking about the ethical issues that come with buying animals from breeders, as well as showing how giving an abandoned pet a new home can be incredibly rewarding.
The Northern Quota has launched a campaign to encourage the public to adopt animals instead of buying them from breeders. Whilst animals are left forgotten about in overcrowded shelters, people continue to overbreed pets for their own personal, financial gain.
It is estimated that there are over 100,000 dogs and 2 million cats homeless at any one time in the UK. There are many reasons for this, including people abandonning their pets when the novelty of having a new animal wears off, their pet grows too big that they no longer find him/her cute, or the animal develops behavioural problems as a result of the owner not knowing how to care for them properly.
Regardless of how well animals are looked after, buying them instead of adopting from shelters just prompts the seller to continue breeding more animals, due to supply and demand. This contributes further to overpopulation, putting a huge strain on sanctuaries, who simply do not have the space or money to take in more abandoned animals.
It is for this reason that The Northern Quota has launched a campaign to educate the public on the positive impacts of adopting animals – giving them a second chance to have a happy life, with a family that love them.
You can follow the campign on Facebook and Twitter and support us using #RescueMeCampaign
Please sign our petition proposing a change in the law to make it compulsory for pet owners to spay or neuter their animals, to combat the issue of overpopulation from overbreeding and prevent even more pets from being abandoned.
For more information and updates visit the campaign’s website: https://rescuemecampaign.wordpress.com