NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is encouraging people to consider a pet to help them follow through on their New Year's resolutions.
Experts said before adopting a pet, people should remember, puppies and kittens can grow up fast, sometimes to the size of a couch, and many pets can live with you for as many as 20 years.
"Kick off the new year, kick off your resolution, adopt a pet to help you set that off on the right paw and the right start and away you go," UPAWS Community Outreach Coordinator Ann Brownell said. "You want to read more, we've got kitty cats, you want to exercise more we've got some great dogs, and as an incentive we have an adoption discount."
The no-kill animal shelter said Christmas is one of the biggest times of the year for pet adoptions, but with the Christmas season over, they want to give the lime light to some of the animals who may have been overlooked, and still want to be pets.