Dr. Erin Katribe is the Medical Director for Best Friend Animal Society says you should celebrate the day. " I think that the best way to celebrate National Mutt Day is to visit your area animal shelter and adopt a mixed breed dog - or even a cat - and bring them home to your family." She says no two mixed breeds - or "mutts" are alike and will likely be healthier, happier, better behaved - and live longer than a purebred of the same age.
Dr. Katribe also says that Mutts make great pets, but it you're not ready to adopt - you can still help to save one by fostering a mutt. She explains, " You take an animal out of a shelter and get that animal out of the stressful environment of the shelter, bringing them into your home, and keeping them there temporarily and caring for them until a 'forever home' is found for them." she says mixed breeds usually have a lower risk of inheriting diseases than purebreds.
Dr. Katribe says you can find mixed breeds to adopt all over the Houston area. "There are tons of opportunity for adoption for a mutt (or cat or kitten) in Houston and the surrounding counties. They are all deserving of loving homes. This is a day to celebrate each and every mutt and their own uniqueness!" She says all shelters need more volunteers as well.
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