Pets Are A Lifetime Commitment
After seeing many people post on Carousell that they are selling away/ putting up for adoption their cats/dogs/rabbits because they "no time take care, busy," or other shitty excuses I have decided to write this post. It really pisses me off that there are so many irresponsible people around.Many who give such rubbish excuses are basically -just bored of pet -change their mind without thinking through BEFORE getting pet -want another one -only adopted cuz cute when young.(like many kittens who are adopted and afterwards abandoned cuz "they arent cute anymore" and people make up excuses to give them away) If you are such an irresponsible person, dont adopt them in the first place.Pets are a longterm commitment.They are not toys that you can throw away after you are tired of them. If you just want a pet to play with and not to take care and love, you can go to volunteer organisations or just go your friends house. Please dont adopt without thinking through your decision. On irresponsible breeders (seeing mostly cat ones) There are already lots of cats and kittens in needs of loving homes. You keep breeding then cannot find home for the cats, then how? you going to keep, provide and love them forever? if you dont plan to do so, pls be responsible. Its on your conscience. and clearly from all these adoption posts and abandoning,many people have horrible ones. If you are sincerely looking to adopt,pls consider the animals who are in the pet shelters( Animal Lovers League, SPCA, etc) There are countless animals there who are waiting for that someone to love and to take care of them for the rest of their lives.And some of them may have to wait their entire lives there without ever getting the luxury of a loving home.Thats where you come in.If you have the time and money to take care of one,please adopt! Even if you dont,there are ways you can help them live better lives.You can volunteer at these organisations with your family or friends.If you do not have the time, any amount of money donations can help too. Adopt,dont shop.You can save lives. Lastly, SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS. Its good for them and you. One of the many articles on it for easy reference. "Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cator dog. Spaying-removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet-is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalization and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering-removing the testicles of your male dog or cat-will vastly improve your pet’s behavior and keep him close to home. The 10 Reasons 1)Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases. 2)Neutering provides major health benefits for your male. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevents testicular cancer. 3)Your spayed female won't go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they'll yowl and urinate more frequently-sometimes all over the house! 4)Your male dog won't want to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he's free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males. 5)Your neutered male will be much better behaved. Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering. 6)Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat. Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds-not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake. 7)It is highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet's spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray! 8)Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community. Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets. 9)Your pet doesn't need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth. Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children-especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way. 10) (Impt!!!Please dont let them die for no good reason when it can be avoided SO easily) Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. " copied from http://pets.webmd.com/reasons-spay-neuter-pet If you have any enquires on spaying/neutering you can PM me or comment here. I'm not a professional, but I should still able to answer basic questions as all of my cats and dogs have gone through it.