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Published: May 02, 2011

It is Be Kind to Animals Week in North Branch and Madison, New Jersey, and a local animal center is discussing the importance of pet adoption for animals that are currently homeless, according to the Independent Press.

The shelters explain that the dogs up for adoption go through evaluations, are spayed or neutered, and have had the proper vaccinations, the news source reports. This is the case for many pet adoption facilities in America.

There is also a society in the region that focuses on finding a home for older dogs and cats, which are offered at a significantly lower price than the animals that are younger.

The shelter will be hosting an event for individuals to meet the animals that are up for adoption.

The CEO of one of the facilities said to the news source, “What better way to support the human-animal bond than by developing a bond with a homeless animal you adopt?”

According to the Humane Society, nearly 19 percent of dogs that are owned by an individual were adopted from an animal shelter of some sort.