Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Pet Ownership

"When the urge to adopt strikes, few potential pet parents consider the costs of pet ownership, which can often be far greater (and run longer) than they anticipated. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today released its updated guide to pet costs to help new pet parents plan and budget for their futures."

"On Sunday, March 23, many well-meaning parents will purchase live bunnies for their children as an Easter gift. Many of these Easter rabbits will wind up at shelters weeks later after the novelty has worn off. Unlucky ones may be released outside where they face predators, cars, illness, and injury. Others may live out their lives bored in a cramped cage."

1 comment:

alpha99wolf said...

Words to heed: a pet is like supporting another child financially. Think before bringing another life into your home. Poor rabbits and baby chicks are the victims of Easter. People need to stop buying impulsively. I hope many see these 2 articles. Thank you, Jane for these much needed articles.