If you’re hoping to add a fuzzy ball of love and affection to your family, you should check out these shelters in the Naperville area for a pet to adopt.

About 6.5 million pets and other companion animals are taken in each year by animal pounds nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only half of all shelter animals — about 3.2 million — are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. This means millions of animals — some right here in the Naperville area — are still waiting for their forever homes.

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