• Where to purchase animals :D

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    Over a year ago

    Hi! I’m new 😀 I was wondering where the best place to buy animals would be? I know there’s a lot of talk about not buying them from pet stores, but why is that? And what about breeders? Are animal shelters the best bet?

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    Over a year ago

    Sorry, that last part sounded inane.

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    Over a year ago

    One exception, however. Many of the local pet stores where I’m from do not sell cats, but instead have cats from local shelters that are ready for adoption. Hundreds of animals are adopted directly from the store, so that is good. :)

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    Over a year ago

    I adopted both of my cats from The Petco Foundation.

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    Over a year ago

    Hey chinny1234,

    There are millions of unwanted dogs and cats dying every year in animal shelters. :( There is simply no reason for animals to be bred and sold for the pet-store trade. Without these stores, the financial resources for puppy mills would disappear, and the suffering of these animals would end.

    If you have the time, energy, space, and money to care for a companion animal, please visit your local animal shelter and adopt. :)

    ~Annie from peta2. :)

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    FAR

    Over a year ago

    animalgirl711 you can generally find most animals at different types of local shelters and rescues. The only types of animals you can’t really find in rescues are ones that are illegal for pet stores to sell generally. I could maybe see more of a problem trying to get reptiles or amphibians from those types of places as when people give those up they give them to rescues where they stay for the rest of their lives. You could always keep an eye out for someone who is going to get rid of one though I guess.

    I mean I live in the country in ohio and just by using petfinder.com I can find litterally about any animal someone would want to own as a typical pet within an hour or less from here.

    kitten, cat, puppy, dog, horse, donkey, pig, goat, mouse, rat, hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, rabbit, chinchilla, ferret, birds, any type of snake, lizard, turtle, fish, other reptiles and amphibians, alpaca, llama, cow etc.

    Some of the ones that do appear to be the farthest away from me are fish, the different types of reptiles or amphibians, and some of the barnyard animals.

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