One is for Christmas, one is for life
Just because animals look cute under the Christmas tree doesn't mean they make good Christmas gifts. Caring for animals is a huge responsibility and they should never be given to anyone carelessly. Many people who get pets as gifts find themselves unable to make the lifelong commitment to care for their new companion animal, no matter how much they want to make it work. Animals deserve the best life possible, but if they are given as a gift, that outcome is less likely.
1. A CHILD'S ATTENTION TENSION MAY BE BETTER SUITED FOR A STUFFED ANIMAL.
Animal shelters are overcrowded with homeless animals, many of whom were former "pets" - all because a child lost interest and no one else stepped in and took the time to provide training and care. Children are not mature enough to handle this responsibility.
2. MANY PEOPLE DON'T WANT AN ANIMAL FOR CHRISTMAS.
Has the person expressed interest in adopting an animal? What type and kind of animal would be a good fit? If a family decides to adopt an animal, each family member should go to the local animal shelter together to sort out the animal after discussing the commitments and long-term commitments.
3. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE SOMEONE IN PROBLEMS FINANCIALLY
Does the person have the space, time and money to care for an animal? (Caring for a companion animal requires a lifetime commitment, which can last more than 20 years.) The costs can quickly add up, not just for food, but for vet visits and emergency care when the dog swallows a sock or the cat takes a few bites of a poisonous houseplant. Is the recipient a busy person? If so, regular pet sitting and/or dog walking may be necessary.
4. WHAT CAN YOU GIVE SOMEONE REALLY READY TO CARE FOR A COMPANION ANIMAL.
If you know someone who really wants a companion animal and is ready for the responsibility, how about giving them a gift card for the adoption fee at the local animal shelter?
What you can do
Please only adopt from animal shelters and never buy an animal from a pet shop or breeder. And don't forget to have all your pets spayed or neutered.
model : Dulce 13 years old
a 'Senior Dog' mom-O-Holic.