If you’re looking to add a ball of four-legged love and affection to your family, start at these Chatham-area shelters for a pet for adoption.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, more than 6 million pets are taken to pounds nationwide each year.
Of these, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals looking for a permanent home, including pigs, birds and even horses.
However, only about half of all shelter pets are adopted each year, according to data from the ASPCA. This means that millions of animals – some right here in the Chatham area – are still waiting for their homes forever.
Need help in your search? Patch and Petfinder are here for you. We compile a weekly list of all animals recently offered for adoption in your area. If you love dogs, meet Jelly, a Terrier for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are also several large cats available.
Click on any ad for more information about a pet or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated from data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter and looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other comments to [email protected]