It is so important that abandoned animals find new homes.  I have nothing but admiration for organizations such as The Humane Society and the ASPCA. We live in a "civilized" society, but real civilization is when the helpless beings around us, be they animal or human are looked after and cared for with dignity.

I want to encourage people to adopt from shelters. And one of the most wonderful animals I ever had the privilege to share my home with was an adult cat. So don’t neglect adult dogs and cats for the cute little puppies and kittens. They all deserve loving homes.