There are such places. But they accept only animals they can house or place in homes. Most other shelters must accept all animals, including the sick, old and injured. These shelters face vast shortages of space and resources.
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That may be. But, remember that the homes you find mean that there are that many fewer homes available to other animals waiting for adoption.
This is not true. You are responsible for seeing that your pet eats right and gets the proper amount of exercise.
Spaying or neutering does more than help solve the problem of animal overpopulation; it actually protects your pet from many health problems, and helps him or her live a longer, happier life.
There's a good chance you'll miss the delivery, since animals often give birth in private. But, you can use books or films to teach children about the miracle of birth-without adding to the animal population.