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What do "Pet of the Week" listings refer to on SPCA sites?

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The SPCA's "Pet of the Week" section features information about selected adoptable pets for which the shelter is making an extra effort to find homes. These listings usually consist of a photograph of the animal and any important details about it, such as age, breed and temperament.

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These featured animals may be selected for "Pet of the Week" for a number of reasons, such as having been housed at the shelter for an extended period of time or because the shelter's staff considers an animal to be particularly adoptable and would like to re-home it as quickly as possible. Animal shelters often advertise featured pets via local news outlets and in nearby businesses, as well as on their websites, to give the animals more exposure and increase their chances of being adopted.

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