Farm Animals can make good pets in Kansas 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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Kansas Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Franklin County - Ottawa 66067
Bea Martin Peck Animal Shelter 785-242-2967
Wyandotte County - Kansas City, KS 66104
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City 913-596-1000
Johnson County - Merriam, Kansas 66202
No More Homeless Pets Kansas City 816-333-PETS
Johnson County - Mission 66202
The Pet Connection Spay/Neuter Clinic 913-671-PETS
Shawnee County - Topeka 66667
Critter Care of Topeka 785-478-9985
Crawford County - Pittsburg, KS 66762
Pawprints on the Heartland 877-887-7729
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