Chicago Shelter Video Encourages Families To Consider Pet Adoption Instead Of Buying One This Holiday

The holidays can be a joyful time, but also a frenzied distraction. It only takes a few seconds of watching this video to remind us that some things do not change during the holidays. The roughly 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats that enter shelters all over the U.S. each year live the same lives day-in and day-out.

A very busy shelter, Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), posted a clip of the dogs waiting for a home.

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“There are 270 dogs waiting for their second chances at CACC today,” CACC wrote.

The clip below shows just one of seven areas at the shelter. Dogs of all breeds can be seen in kennel after kennel as the shelter worker walks down an aisle.

“Some dogs beg for your attention; others wait quietly in the corner,” CACC wrote. “Each is an individual waiting to shower someone with unconditional love.”

It is not about buying things (or buying pets when so many adoptable pets need homes), but opening up your heart and home to animals who need help.This message is an important reminder of the real meaning of the holiday season.

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“Please visit your city shelter this week and bring home a new friend in time for Thanksgiving,” CACC wrote.

We wish people would take this very wise advice.

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