Pet Classifieds: Is 'Free To A Good Home' Really Good For A Pet?

People that surrender a pet via classified ad are risking unknown circumstances and people who may have intentions to harm the animal. Instead, contact a local animal shelter or animal rescue group.

Sometimes there are cases where surrendering a pet was not planned or ever intended due to unfortunate situations, and it is understandable to do what is best for the animal if you can no longer care for them properly.  But who you surrender your pet to makes a big difference in deciding their fate. 

There have been recent news reports of animal cruelty by people obtaining pets listed on craigslist.com or other classified advertisements from owners that listed the animal as “free to a good home.”

If you have circumstances beyond your control where you must find a home for your pet, please do not list them on craigslist.com or any other general classified advertisement.  Realize that you are opening up your pet to unknown circumstances and people who may have intentions to harm them. 

Instead, you should contact your local animal shelter or animal rescue group since these organizations have your pet’s best interest in mind and have strict policies and screening procedures in place to ensure that they will be adopted into a safe home.  Your pet is depending on you to decide their fate and to give them a second chance at finding a new loving forever home.

Check out the following article to learn about more ways to protect your pet’s future and avoid situations where you would have to surrender them at all:


201 Pompton Plains Crossroads

Wayne, NJ 07470

(Located off Route 23 North; take the Jackson Avenue exit)

Website:  www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ516.html

Phone: 973-694-0767

Fax: 973-616-1270

Email: animalshelter@waynetownship.com


Check out the link below to see the many loveable furry friends awaiting adoption at the Wayne Township Animal Shelter!  Many of these animals have very sad stories of abandonment and have been waiting at the shelter for a long time, but they still hold out hope for a second chance to get out of their shelter cage one day.  At the Wayne Township Animal Shelter we are committed to finding our dogs and cats loving forever homes which means matching them with the right owner. 


CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR ADOPTABLE ANIMALS HERE:  www.petfinder.com/shelters/NJ516.html

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