We need to get honest about what happens when we demonize free adoptions and holiday shelter promotions due to our desire to protect animals from potential cruelty. We also need to get honest about whether or not these emotional responses to potential cruelty are really based in reality.
Author and animal advocate Arin Greenwood joins us as we talk through what's really behind the negativity surrounding free adoptions.
Maddie's Fund has a roundup of studies on the subject.
Read our full blog on why we think free adoptions and pets as gifts are good things for dogs, people, and communities.