Igor Purlantov has been an animal rights advocate for years now, and he practices what he preaches. Not only has Igor Purlantov been a vegetarian for more than seven years, but he also only adopts his pets from rescue agencies and shelters. Igor Purlantov has found the latter to be an incredibly wonderful opportunity, and he would like to give you three reasons why you should adopt a rescue pet.
(1) To Save Lives
The number one reason you should adopt a rescue pet is to save a life. By adopting a pet from a rescue shelter you are quite possibly saving it from being euthanized. Igor Purlantov says that over 2.5 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in the United States alone, simply because there is not enough room to keep them in shelters. By adopting a pet you are freeing up space to save lives.
(2) To Save Money
A very practical reason to adopt is the price. Igor Purlantov has found buying a rescue pet to be significantly less expensive than their counterparts at pet stores. Rescue pets usually come with their vaccines, and oftentimes are already spayed or neutered.
(3) To Feel Better
Not only will your pet feel better, but you will feel better. Igor Purlantov believes that having a pet can drastically improve a person’s mood. He has seen firsthand in his life how having a pet relieves stress. Also, Igor Purlantov says that having a pet can help those who struggle with loneliness and depression.