Don’t get a cute puppy this holiday – for the WRONG reason!
Many dogs end up in shelters as a result of unfortunate circumstances within the life of the former owner; a Christmas gift that turned into a liability, an impulse buy in a pet store and many other well-meaning but poorly thought-through reasons to acquire a dog in the first place.
Many expensive thoroughbreds end up being dumped off at shelters for this reason, especially in the first few weeks of the New Year.
When I was younger, my teachers liked to pass around a jar of candy on special school days. If I happened to be sitting in the back, the jar would arrive picked clean except for a few lonely Starbursts stuck to the bottom – the few candies I assumed no one else wanted. Sadly, people have a habit of applying this same unfortunate logic to shelter pets.
There’s a belief that the mutts (and purebreds – yes, them too) who end up in the pound were the ones that nobody wanted: the pets at the bottom of the metaphorical jar – the pets many assume have something wrong with them. You couldn’t be more wrong. There are tons of reasons why pets are given up, and most often, it isn’t the pet’s fault. For the sake of this blog, I’ll narrow it down to five:
Read more here: http://jusani.com/blog/five-reasons-why-animals-are-given-youd-be-surprised