Cou­ple re-gifts wed­ding love­birds

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE REGION -

AR­LING­TON, Feb. 10. Say­ing that they no longer had had time to care for love­birds re­ceived as a wed­ding gift, a cou­ple sur­ren­dered a pair of small par­rots to the Ar­ling­ton County an­i­mal shel­ter.

Of­fi­cials at an­i­mal wel­fare or­ga­ni­za­tions cau­tion against giv­ing pets as gifts since they re­quire a com­mit­ment to own­er­ship that goes be­yond re­sources and fi­nan­cial con­sid­er­a­tions.

With the spring hol­i­days loom­ing, would-be gifters also are ad­vised to find out in ad­vance whether duck­lings and baby chicks and bun­nies would be an ap­pro­pri­ate ad­di­tion to a home. Among cases re­ceived by the An­i­mal Wel­fare League of Ar­ling­ton.

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