Dogs or cats as presents are often requested by children during Christmas. Although it sounds lovely and you imagine the smile on their faces on Christmas morning when they open their gift and see a live animal, it is not advisable.
– Giving cats or dogs as Christmas presents is not advisable
– Families should know the responsibilities that come with adoption
– Dogs being brought back to shelters feel rejected
This is because most often than not, people who got these dogs or cats during the holidays would most likely return them to the shelters where they got them from.
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When dogs or cats are brought back to shelters after being adopted, they get stressed. The feeling of being rejected is also not good for them.
Sally Nail of the Humane Society in Missouri said that the whole family should understand that getting a dog means everyone has to be on board.
Getting a dog equates to responsibilities. Nail said they want people to be thoughtful as to their decision in getting a dog or a cat during the Christmas season.
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