Pets for life

Bray People - - NEWS -

PETS should never be given as a sur­prise gift or an im­pulse pur­chase at any time of year, ac­cord­ing to the ISPCA.

Christ­mas is a joy­ful time with lots of fes­tive ac­tiv­i­ties and a new pet can some­times get lost in the chaos. Ev­ery year the ISPCA stress that pets should never be bought on a whim or given as a sur­prise Christ­mas gift with­out fully think­ing through their decision.

Tak­ing on a pet is a long term com­mit­ment and the ISPCA sug­gest po­ten­tial own­ers should en­sure they have the time and fi­nan­cial re­sources re­quired to care for their pets re­spon­si­bly.

Un­for­tu­nately, in some cases after the ex­cite­ment of a new ar­rival wears off, new pets are no longer wanted and can be dis­carded or aban­doned. This can be es­pe­cially preva­lent at Christ­mas when well-mean­ing par­ents give a pet to their chil­dren per­haps not re­al­is­ing the com­mit­ment re­quired in car­ing for them and the fact that any pet takes time to ad­just to its new sur­round­ings.

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