If you’re hoping to add a four-legged ball of love and affection to your life, look no further than these Howell area animal shelters for a pet who needs a home.
About 6.5 million companion animals are surrendered to shelters each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Of those, approximately 3.3 million are dogs and 3.2 million are cats. Shelters often look after other animals in search of a permanent home as well, including pigs, birds and even horses.
However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Howell area — are still waiting for their forever homes.
Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We’ve created this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. If you’re a cat person, meet Reed, a Tabby up for adoption. Or if dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too.
Click on any listing for more information about a pet or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]