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Poll Vault: Where did you get your pets?

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  • About 62 percent of all households in the United States have a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the majority of those are obtained from acquaintances and family members.

      About 62 percent of all households in the United States have a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the majority of those are obtained from acquaintances and family members.
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A story by our Mike Riopell this week on a possible "lemon law" covering animals stoked a mini debate among copy editors at the Daily Herald.

Some said they wouldn't buy an animal from a pet store. Others argued that unsold dogs and cats might be euthanized, so how is purchasing a pet from a commercial dealer different from saving one from a shelter?

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If you have pets, where did you get them?

Did you adopt one from the Humane Society or other shelter?

Did you want a specific breed and thus buy it at a pet store?

Or did you take in a stray?

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