Adopting : Adopting And Rescuing Animals Essay
Specific Purpose: To persuade my effective speaking class the benefits of adopting a pet over buying one from a breeder or pet store.
Central Idea: Adopting animals and rescuing is much more beneficial than buying an animal from a pet store because you won’t be unknowingly or knowingly supporting a puppy mill, you will be saving an animal’s life, and you will feel better overall in the end about rescuing your new pet rather than buying.
Attention-Getter: According to Humane Society of the United States organization’s website I accessed on December 6, 2016, “Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.” (States, 2016)
Credibility Material: Two years ago I was visiting the Humane Society, I was walking past the cages with all the cats and noticed a tiny little puppy hiding in the back of her cage. She was so small you may have mistaken her for a kitten. I immediately fell in love with her blonde hair and pointy ears and I wanted to adopt her right away. I found out she was put on hold by a couple and the only way I could get her was if I stayed there and was the first person in line if the couple didn’t show by a specific time. I sat in the Humane Society the entire day and saw others interested in her too. But the couple never showed, and the employees were in awe of my…