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Blissful Undertake a Shelter Pet Day!


Written by: Emily Myers, Coach, Cat Ambassador Program

At this time we rejoice Remus, our cheetah companion canine, in addition to different adopted pets world wide! Remus was adopted from one in every of our native animal shelters, Animal Rescue Fund, again in the summertime of 2019. He has a vital job right here on the zoo: being a cheetah greatest good friend! Cheetah companion canines function a surrogate sibling for solo cubs, taking part in and offering companionship as they develop. If you wish to study extra in regards to the relationship between cheetahs and their companion canines, try this weblog written by one in every of my teammates: A Cat’s Finest Pal!

Kris & Remus

After we came upon Kris the cheetah was coming to us, we knew she would want a pet. Trainers within the Cat Ambassador Program visited the native animal shelter in quest of a really particular pet, they usually have been capable of observe a gaggle of adoptable pups taking part in collectively. Remus stood out immediately as a result of he was playful, resilient, and outgoing. Though Remus was the final of his siblings to get adopted, we wish to suppose they saved one of the best for final! The remaining is historical past! Remus has now known as the Cincinnati Zoo dwelling for nearly 3 years and nonetheless spends a while taking part in within the yard together with his cheetah.

Emily & Remus

Every year, 6.3 million animals like Remus enter animal shelters. As a result of each animal doesn’t discover a dwelling, this, sadly, implies that about 1 million of these animals will likely be euthanized. Whenever you undertake an animal, you save a life! The Cat Ambassador Program has a historical past of adopting canines from shelters, and after we’re in want of a companion canine, we at all times strive to decide on adoption if we will!

Max & Savanna

Along with Remus, we’ve had 2 different companion canines adopted from native shelters up to now: each have been black canines named Cali and Max. Do you know that black canines in shelters have a a lot tougher time getting adopted? Which means a disproportionately greater variety of black canines will likely be euthanized annually. There isn’t a proof to counsel that black canines are any completely different than another canine, however generally they are often portrayed as “scary” or “vicious,” which in fact shouldn’t be true. Cali and Max have been each nice at their jobs right here on the zoo, and now stay the luxurious retired life with loving households exterior the zoo.

Nia and Cali

Are you contemplating including a pet to your loved ones? Step one is analysis! Ensure to grasp the wants and prices related to sharing your property with a canine or cat. Be sure you test native animal shelter web sites or attend native shelter occasions. Identical to Remus and Kris, it’s possible you’ll simply discover your new greatest good friend!

Even if you’re allergic to animals (sarcastically, I actually am allergic to home cats), there are many different methods to assist native animal shelters. You may at all times donate cash for those who’re ready, however among the best methods to assist is by donating gadgets from a shelter’s want listing! More often than not, animal shelters have an inventory of things that they’re in want of on their web site. Some widespread gadgets utilized by animal shelters often are paper towels, newspapers, blankets, and towels.

Should you’re an animal lover however are unable to undertake a pet of your personal, a good way to assist out (and get some severe cuddle time!) is by volunteering in your native animal shelter. Coincidentally, volunteering for an area animal shelter was how I obtained my begin within the animal world. Shelters are sometimes understaffed and wish additional fingers, and taking good care of deserted animals may be very rewarding- each for you and for them. And hey you by no means know, it’s possible you’ll simply discover our subsequent cheetah companion canine!

In your subsequent go to to the zoo, make sure to cease by the Kroger Cheetah Encounter– you may even get to see cheetah companion canines taking part in within the yard!

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