Looking to add to your family and make a positive impact on the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Many shelters in Norristown and environs are still working to fulfill adoptions.
Over 6 million pets are surrendered or taken in each year by shelters nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all shelter pets are adopted each year, according to ASPCA data. Looking to adopt an adorable new four-legged companion? A great place to start your search is at Furry Tales Animal Rescue, where June the dog is waiting patiently, or another local rescue facility. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed.
With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family.
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]