SAD RE­AL­ITY

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In their ar­ti­cle en­ti­tled “Shel­ters Full of ‘Present’ An­i­mals After the Hol­i­days,” Peo­ple for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals (PETA) re­ports that by Jan­uary, many an­i­mals who were given as gifts over the hol­i­days will have al­ready joined the 6 mil­lion an­i­mals who end up in shel­ters in the US ev­ery year.

In the Philip­pines, aban­don­ment of an­i­mals, dogs in par­tic­u­lar, con­tin­ues to be a trend. We­care­for­dogs.com in­cluded “dogs be­ing given as gifts” in their list of top ten rea­sons the num­ber of aban­doned dogs in the coun­try con­tin­ues to rise.

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