Farm Animals can make good pets in Alabama if they match your IifestyIe. Farm animals such as sheep, goats, and pigs are useful additions to working farms. For example, sheep can provide people with milk for cheese and other dietary staples, as well as wool for clothing. Dairy goats are so hardy and such valuable sources of food that providing one for a family living in extreme poverty (through an organization such as Heifer International) can completely alter the existence of that family. Farm animals provide manure for fertilizer to grow healthy vegetables. The sale of dairy, wool, and offspring of farm animals can be a major source of income. Many people think farm animals are cute and picturesque and would like to own one or more. However, caring for these animals is very labor intensive, and unless these animals are part of a working farm, they can become the victims of abuse or neglect.
Potbellied pigs are an excellent example. Potbellied pigs became popular as house pets in the nineties. However, pigs can weigh over 130 pounds and are not as easy to care for as other household pets. Pigs need to be outside to satisfy their natural instincts to rut. Sadly, many owners of potbellied pigs are not ready for the commitment and challenges of having a pig for a pet, leaving many animals in need of adoption.
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||Low-Cost Alabama Spay & Neuter Clinics
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Shelby County - Columbiana, AL 35051
Humane Society of Shelby County 205-669-3916
Jefferson County - Birmingham 35209
Greater Birmingham Humane Society 205-942-1211
Jefferson County - Homewood, AL 35209
Alabama Animal Adoption Society 205-871-6351
Madison County - Huntsville 35805
SNAP (Spay/Neuter Action Project) 256-830-8459
Etowah County - Gadsen 35901
Humane Society of Etowah County 256-547-4846
Marshall County - Guntersville, AL 35976
Guntersville Animal Shelter 256-582-3184
Calhoun County - Anniston, AL 36202
League for Animal Welfare 256-820-3218
Baldwin County - Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Fairhope Cat Coalition 251-510-8585
Baldwin County - Baldwin, AL 36533
Baldwin County Humane Society 251-928-4585
Mobile County - Mobile, AL 36608
South Alabama Spay Neuter 251-343-5033
Lee County - Auburn 36849
Operation Catnap 334-826-7845
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or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
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