In addition to love, a dog or cat or bird owner also has to have time, space, energy, patience, money and a strong sense of commitment to being there for and with their animal. The choice of being a pet owner is really thrust upon us unexpectedly. Saying no is often the most responsible option.
If we buy fewer dogs and cats from breeders and pet stores the pet population boom might gradually taper off and the numbers of abandoned animals in shelters should start to decline as well.
It may be hard to recognize the harmful aspects of pet keeping when all we hear is how beloved pets are, how happy they are to be in our company and...
- Jul 06 2016
- Written by: David Lambert