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Posted on: December 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Pets As Presents


 Studies show that too often a pet that is given as a gift is taken back to the shelter within the first year.  The reason many of them are brought back is because they have “behavior problems” caused by a lack of training and supervision in the first few months.

SCRAPS would like offer a few things to consider before you add another member to your family this holiday season.
·        Pets should never be an impulse purchase.
·        "Pets as playthings" is the wrong message to send to children.
·        The new owners will probably be too occupied with holiday preparations, celebrations, cooking, cleaning and guests and overall activity to give the new pet the attention he or she desperately needs
SCRAPS offers a solution.  You can purchase a gift certificate that allows a friend or family member to “purchase” a new pet but allows everyone in the family actual choose the specific animal later when things quite down

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