Why should you adopt a pet from a shelter instead of buying one in a store?

When you adopt a pet from a shelter, you're saving its life. You're ALSO reducing the demand for pet-store puppies and kittens, which are usually supplied by cruel cat and puppy mills. This means that by adopting one puppy or kitten from a shelter, you're potentially saving hundreds or maybe thousands of other cats and dogs from that experience.

Rescue shelters are full of beautiful, healthy cats and dogs. You'll be sure to find one with a personality to match your own.


Just look at how ~*cute*~ they are!

FACT CHECK TIME:

THE SAD NEWS:

  • 6 million to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year, according to the ASPCA.
  • So there's no need to breed more.
  • 3 million to 4 million cats and dogs are adopted each year from shelters, according to the Humane Society.
  • So if we do the math, we know what happens to the rest.

BUT WE CAN FIX THIS:

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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