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