We all love our furry friends – and rightfully so! They love us unconditionally, make great companions and truly do become part of the family unit. Oh, almost forgot…they can be quite protective (as in…even your CAT saving you from a neighbor’s bullying DOG. If you missed it, check out this amazing cat hero video here). No coincidence, but this cat was a stray the family adopted! But are you aware that, in the U.S. today, animal shelters care for 6-8 million dogs and cats every year, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized according to the Humane Society? This is a staggering number and it doesn’t have to be this way. Next time you are shopping for a dog or cat, please consider adoption. It saves a life. Also, if you suspect animal abuse, follow the steps below to report it immediately.