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LETTER: Why you should own a pet!

Did you know that there are many benefits of owning a pet? It can help your allergies, bring you happiness, and make you more caring, compassionate and responsible. Here are some examples.

First, if you have a pet it can lower the percent of you developing allergies. A study found that children ages 5-7 that have pets attend school 3 more weeks a year than children that don’t have pets. Also, the more pets you have earlier in life, the fewer allergies you will develop.

Next if you are feeling lonely or down, a pet can change your overall mood and bring feelings of happiness and joy. Pets also make you feel better because they will always love you. If you live by yourself, you won’t be lonely with a pet. Also, I have pets and when I see them, I just feel happier.

And finally, owning a pet can make you have care, compassion, and responsibility for another living being. So that means, when you have a pet, you need to make sure you feed and cleanup after it, and you need to pay attention to them. Also, it depends on what kind of pet you have, but you may have to groom it.

Now that you know all these good examples, it’s time for you to think about owning a pet. Please check out your local Humane Society, pet adoption center, or rescue organization. There are a lot of special animals waiting for a home.

Max Hoschette