Forgotten Friends of Long Island is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue of cats and dogs being left in Long Island municipal shelters. These are animals that are overlooked by both the general public and other rescue groups on Long Island, New York. There are many great reasons to adopt a cat or dog from Forgotten Friends of Long Island. Bringing home a pet is a wonderful decision and one that you'll never regret. Here are some of the top reasons to adopt a pet.
All of the cats and dogs in are care are already from municipal shelters. Across the United States, these animals are euthanized in the millions on a yearly basis simply due to the fact that too many pets come into shelters and too few people adopt them when looking for a pet. When you adopt a rescue animal from Forgotten Friends of Long Island, you will be saving the life of an animal and opening up space for us to bring in another animal that might be desperate for a home, too.
Depending on where you are looking to get a new pet, the cost for adoption is usually less. When you adopt, the cost of spay/neutering and first vaccinations are included in the adoption price. When you buy from a breeder, those are all likely costs after the adoption and if they are included then the overall price is higher from a bred animal than a rescue animal. And depending on the animal, you might save on housebreaking and training expenses. Moreso for dogs, but if the dog is already they are already house trained.
If you buy a dog from a pet store, online seller, or a flea market, then you are almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill. A puppy mill is a factory-style breeding facility that puts profit ahead of the welfare and happiness of the dog. In many instances, dogs from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care. As a result, they are often very sick and exhibit troubled behavior.
Animal Rescue Groups like Forgotten Friends of Long Island are constantly taking in strays, but are always at capacity. So, when you adopt you are making room for more animals and helping them find their forever too. Adoption from a rescue group helps more than just the animal you are adopting, which is a great reason to do it.
Many of the pets from our rescue group are older and already house-trained. Your home will thank you, because there likely won't be peeing and pooping on the rugs and floors, like there would be if you were trying to house train a dog. Adopting a mature cat or dog is also easier than a puppy or kitten because it is much easier to introduce them to new people.
Coming down to Forgotten Friends of Long Island is easy. And we make the adoption process as easy as possible, too. We have many wonderful cats and dogs ready for adoption. When you come down, you will be selecting a new best friend to bring home. How cool is that? For more information about our Long Island rescue group, please reach out to us today.