5 Reasons to Support Pet Rescues #BookGiveaway
Hello Romance Readers,
Today we have the pleasure of having Debbie Burns stop on over to share her book and why it's so important to support pet rescues. Debbie writes the Rescue Me series. Book three hits shelves today, 11/27. Each cover has the cutest cover and will have you wanting to bring at least one new pet home for the holidays. Please give Debbie a warm welcome and enter to win a copy of "My Forever Home" down below.
Now it's time for Debbie to share why supporting pet rescues is important for us all.
1. You’re saving a life. One of my favorite reasons to support pet rescues through adoption is the difference you’ll make in the life of the animal you adopt. Whether you adopt directly out of an animal control facility where animals don’t have the luxury of being ensured kennel space until they’re adopted into a forever home, or you’re adopting from a no-kill shelter that rescues animals from such facilities, each adoption helps save a life.
2. It saves you money. Not only is adoption less expensive than buying from a for-profit breeder, when you adopt, you are getting an animal that’s spayed or neutered, is up-to-date on vaccinations, and is usually micro-chipped. This can amount to hundreds of dollars in savings.
3. It’s less work! Data show that most animals end up in shelters not because of a fault of their own, but due to divorce, allergies, moves, or other problems not caused by them. Many shelter animals already have a significant amount of training, including house-training.
4. You’re supporting a charitable organization. Not only do animal shelters collectively save millions of lives each year, but they’re helpful to their local communities. Shelters help get homeless pets off of streets and reduce the spread of disease and damage caused by feral cats and dogs. They also help pet owners by offering countless education and support programs.
5. It just plain feels good. Regardless of their journey to your home, all pets can give and receive unconditional love. This provides their human counterparts with physical and emotional benefits. However, when you adopt, there’s the added psychological boost of knowing you’re helping to make a difference.
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Debbie lives in Saint Louis with her family, two phenomenal rescue dogs, and a somewhat tetchy Maine Coon cat who everyone loves anyway. Her hobbies include hiking, gardening and daydreaming, which of course always leads to new story ideas.
A New Leash on Love, Debbie’s first contemporary romance, has finaled in multiple contests. Her writing commendations include first-place awards for short stories, flash fiction, and longer selections from the Missouri RWA and the Missouri Writers Guild.