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by Ashley Intartaglia
Guest Contributor for Red Hot Cha Cha

Thinking about adding a furry friend to your family? Before you go to the pet store, here are three reasons to consider adopting from a shelter.

1. 6-8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelter in the United States every year.
2. Only 30% of shelter dogs, and 2%-5% of shelter cats are reclaimed by their owners.
3. 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized every year due to lack of space.

And if numbers don’t persuade you to adopt rather than shop…here are some half naked men and rescue dogs. Enjoy!

Most of the dogs in these photos are still available for adoption through Paw Print Hearts, and Second Chance Boxer Rescue.

Photography courtesy of Cedric Terrell Studios.

For more info: Paw Print Hearts | Second Chance Boxer Rescue | Cedric Terrell Studios

Ashley Intartaglia is a Florida native, Senior Vice President of an award winning political media and communications firm, and a frequent commentator on Fox News and Newsmax TV. She is also a passionate animal advocate and volunteer at a local shelter.

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