If you’re looking to add a ball of four-legged love and affection to your home, look no further than these Newton-area shelters for a pet you can adopt.
Millions of pets are turned over to adoption agencies each year across the country, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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 Newton area – are still waiting for their homes forever.
With the help of our friends at Petfinder, Patch this week compiled a list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you are looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals might be a perfect fit for your family.
Click on any ad for more information or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s Note: This list was automatically generated using The data compiled by Petfinder. If you are a local shelter and looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you will need to list them via Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other comments to [email protected]