If you wanted to add a ball of four-legged love and affection to your family, you should take a look at these Suffield area animal shelters for a pet you can adopt.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, more than 6 million pets are returned or collected by adoption centers nationwide each year.
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 these animals are adopted each year, according to data from the ASPCA. This means that millions of animals – some right here in the Suffield 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 from data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter and looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other comments to [email protected]