Pets not just for Christmas

It’s the time of the year where gift-giving is at its peak. But before you get that cute, oh-so-adorable and cuddly bunny (or dog or kitty or guinea pig etc) on impulse as a gift. Please take a moment to consider if you or your recipient would be able to care for it for life. Pets are living beings too. They are not items which can be re-gifted or just disposed off when the novelty of owning a pet wears off.

I’ll admit that Mocha was bought because I had always wanted a dog. But it was also through caring and loving Mocha that I learnt more about the plight of most unwanted dogs. Dogs that have been abandoned at shelters. Strays that are abused just because they share our public spaces.

Try to adopt if you can and not buy because of the puppy mills. Breeding dogs are usually not cared for and just mainly used to reproduce for monetary gains of their owners. It’s really a sad, sad case since it never leaves the confines of its cage. Just imagine having to keep getting pregnant. Even I couldn’t stand being pregnant for 9 months. What more a poor little dog who has to go through this cycle over and over again. I shudder at the thought of Mocha’s mom.

And since it’s Christmas season, hence, in the spirit of giving. If you have some cash to spare, why not contribute to the SPCA’s Christmas Wishlist 2012. The SOSD – Save Our Street Dogs & Action for Singapore Dogs is another place you can donate to.

Let’s do our part for Man’s best friend this Christmas 2012 😉

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