Did you know that if every shelter animal that is currently waiting for adoption was adopted, every single person (not family, but person) in the United States would have to own 2 dogs and 10 cats. Can you even imagine? We'd all be on Animal Hoarders! She stressed the dire need to spay and neuter your pets.
We also got a tour of the dogs and cats. We even got to pet a select few. We also learned the silly reasons that some people have for abandoning their pets, and how the pets at the shelter are priced for adoption.
At the end we went back to the learning room, where we got to pet a rabbit that is up for adoption, and see the teacher's dog (who was, of course, adopted from the shelter) do a number of impressive tricks.
Afterward, we weren't all ready to part, so despite the chilly temperatures, we headed to a nearby park to play.
Zhara really liked the spinning chairs.
Angus, Wednesday, and our friends, Owen and Olivia really liked this giant spinning merry-go-round.
Zhara and our friends, Emma and Olivia explored the nearby creek, and were amazed that despite the cold temps, there were still ducks around.
Our littlest friend, Lily, was too chilly to play, so she sat happily bundled for part of the time, and snuggled on her mom the rest of it.