Most Christmas pets end up stray
Christmas is almost knocking at our doors and we're all invaded with
all kind of "good" feelings and a long wish-list. Among these wishes, a
loving pet may make it to the list but, are we really prepared to
assume the responsibility for taking care of another living creature?
According to the Humane Society of the United States, seven dogs and cats are born every day for each person born in America. That's more than 28 million animals a year.
With six million of them staying in their homes, and another 9 million ending up in shelters, that leaves 13 million animals - a year - left to die on the streets of the wealthiest nation in the world.
And here's a short and concise letter from a person who really cares
and wants everyone to think it twice before giving a pet as a christmas
"I want people to remember, when they take home a puppy or kitten,
especially for Christmas, that this animal is a living, breathing
thing. It is your pet, a part of your family. It will need you to care
for it throughout its lifetime. It should also be spayed or neutered,
to cut back on all the unwanted ones at our shelters."
"...they are God's creatures, too".
Read the whole letter here.