Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Arizona Humane Society Weighs In On Giving Pets As Presents

It is always been conventional wisdom that giving a pet as a holiday gift is probably a mistake. But new research is changing some minds. Spokeswoman Bretta Nelson with the Arizona Humane Society says most pets given as gifts appear to turn out just fine.
 
Nelson says people still have to realize that bringing a pet into a family will likely be a 10 to 20-year commitment. Experts say many pets end up in shelters each year because families do not give the decision enough forethought. Most local animal shelters have adoption counselors on hand who are available to meet with families and discuss all the issues.

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