The physical, mental and emotional health benefits of adopting an animal, outlined in the 'How Saving a Pet Might Just Save Your Life' infographic make seriously considering adopting a new friend incredibly worth it. Not only does this benefit you, but you will also be saving an adorable creature that just wants a good home.

Rescue animals are a great way to reduce animal overpopulation. The 'How Saving a Pet Might Just Save Your Life' infographic explains that every eight seconds a cat or dog has to be put down due to this very serious issue. If you can't actually take a little critter home, the next best thing is to spend some time helping out at a shelter.