In Brazil, as in many other countries, there is an over-abundance of homeless animals. People there buy purebred animals for exorbitant prices, rather than adopt shelter pets for no cost at all. A local pet store in conjunction with an animal organization called Four Paws (Quatro Patinhas), ran an experiment to prove community members that shelter pets’ lives were worth saving. The experiment proved Brazilians would want to buy shelter animals if these were displayed in pet stores instead of keeping the animals in the shelters.
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