Since the holidays are fast approaching, I thought it was a good time to remind everyone that adopting an animal from your local shelter or animal control facility will bring you more joy knowing you saved a life. I adopted Sugar last year after my 1st dog, Stormy passed away from old age. Sugar was at St. Johns Animal Control Pet Center and was very sick with a fever and runny nose. They were going to put her to sleep. She was microchipped, but didn't have current address updated. She has turned out to be a wonderful addition to our family and gets along well with my other dogs (Shelby, Kobe, Stacey, & Molly). All it took was 1 visit to my vet (Herschel Animal Clinic--the best) and for under $100 we were able to save her from distemper. So remember... don't contribute to the overpopulation by buying from puppy mills and spay/neuter your pets. Save a life this holiday season!