Port Jefferson Station, NY - September 24, 2013 - In recognition of “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week,” Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc. is urging the public to come by its Port Jefferson Station-based shelter to consider doing just that.
According to surveys, a staggering 95 percent of rescue shelters currently house pets that they would define as “hard to adopt.” Twenty-seven percent of shelters claim that they have companion animals that have been waiting more than two years to find a forever home. Many pets with special needs, medical conditions, or senior pets are harder to place, through no fault of their own. Because of this, Petfinder.com launched “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week” in 2009. This year, it runs from .
Save-A-Pet Founder/President Dori Scofield hopes the annual event will help bring more families in the door to consider adopting a less adoptable pet.
“It’s sad to think that because a pet may have a minor medical condition, different color, size, or breed that he or she is not going to find a forever home,” said Ms. Scofield. “We have some wonderful companion animals at Save-A-Pet who would make the perfect pet. We are dedicated to saving the lives of Long Island’s orphaned animals and encourage people to adopt one of our long-time residents. “
Among the pets Ms. Scofield hopes people take another look at this week are dogs named Cisco, Bonita, Dolly, Lucky and Rebecca. In addition, the shelter has many cats that haven’t been adopted due to age or medical conditions.
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue Inc. was established in 1994 and is located in Port Jefferson Station. Save-A-Pet works tirelessly to place orphaned companion animals into loving homes. All of the animals that come to Save-A-Pet are spayed, neutered, tested for diseases and vaccinated. Prospective adopters are thoroughly screened and matched with the most suitable pet for them and their family. Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and is a safe haven for all of the animals that enter it.