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A Friend for the Holidays

Adopt & Shop at The Shops at Mission Viejo gives shelter animals a second chance.

RALPH PALUMBO

The toothy smile or hopeful look is just the beginning of the sales pitch. The new pet store inside The Shops at Mission Viejo is a whole new approach to what is often an otherwise cruel affair. Adopt & Shop gives shelter animals a second chance at adoption. The cats and dogs have been rescued from local shelters, and all animals in the shop are spayed or neutered, as well as microchipped and vaccinated. Operated by Found Animals Foundation, shop staff work to match the right pet for customer’s needs and lifestyles and offer various resources to help insure a lasting and happy match.

300: The approximate number of animals that have found homes through the Mission Viejo Adopt & Shop since its opening in May. The other Adopt & Shop is located in Lakewood and another opens in 2014 in Culver City.

8-12 Million: The number of dogs and cats that enter U.S. shelters each year.

60: The approximate percentage of dogs in shelters that are euthanized.

70: The approximate percentage of cats in shelters that are euthanized.

5-9 Million: The number of dogs and cats euthanized in U.S. shelters each year.

25: The percentage of dogs in shelters that are purebred.

15-20: The percentage of dogs returned to their owners because of tags, microchips or tattoos.

2: The percentage of cats returned to their owners because of tags, microchips or tattoos.

75: The percentage of owned dogs and cats that are spayed or neutered.

500,000: The approximate number of pets that Found Animals has helped through its various programs.

Adopt and Shop
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.;
Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
949.364.8400 :: foundanimals.org


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