Giving Homeless Pets Forever Homes
By Vanessa Voltolina
While adopting from a shelter is a great deed, it’s also likely that you have a stray or homeless pet in your neighborhood who could use your love and care. If you’ve decided to take the animal in, there are a few steps to ensure the safety of you and the animal. (If you have any indication that the pet may harm you or anyone else, call an animal control organization and leave this to the pros.)
Here are some tips from Dr. Richard Rossman, DVM, of Glen Oak Dog & Cat Hospital in Glenview, Ill. and Erin Shults, DVM and CEO of Mazie's Mission, a non-profit animal welfare organization that provides veterinary care for homeless animals.