When you give an animal to a family in a developing country as opposed to giving a family member a tangible object, you have such a better, more wholesome feeling in your heart that is almost indescribable. You're setting up people that you've never met for future success and financial freedom.
Why would we want to give animals to developing countries? If a country is not able to feed their citizens is it really a good idea to give them a pet? If they are desperate enough they may end up eating the animals. Even within the states, animal shelters become overrun by returns after Christmas. Sending these animals to a country that is struggling is sending an animal to its death bed.