1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

28 March 2012

Buying or Adopting Pets without consideration --- No way!! (5A Fiona Leung)

Many people love pets, especially at the time when they are still puppies or kitten, since they are very charming. People may buy one by themselves or some may think about giving them to others as gifts with no concern about the consequences seriously before taking action.

Pets may only be kept for a short period of time and abandoned in the end for having grown up and losing the lovely outfit. Some of them become too big that the owners do not have enough space to keep them home. Some of them may not be able to support them financially in particular for the medical fee or for some other reasons. They become strayed. To avoid these from happening, pet owners should know clearly what will happen if they choose to have a pet no matter by adoption or purchase.

First of all, to make sure you are giving the gift to the right person, you need to ask the one if s/he loves pets. If they do not love so, how would they suppose to take care of pets for a life-time! Analyzing with them the potential problems of keeping pets is essential before making your final decision. Financial support, time spent on them, provision of a spacious environment and being patience when they give you lots of trouble are all of your concern.

Financial capability is the most significant one among these. The owners need to spend a considerable sum of money on buying food, daily products and toys for pets. They need to take pets to vet when they are sick in which the medical expenses can be very great. At this time, the owners need to take intensive care of them. They are not recommended to keep one if they cannot promise to do so.

On the other hand, different types of pets demand differently the space they need. For big dogs like German Shepherds, they have to be walked every day. They need daily exercise to keep themselves healthy. It is time-consuming yet it seems to be a routine work. Pet owners also need to clean up the drop-off of the pets. It is a disgusting duty though. When you are planning to adopt or buy a pet, you must be prepared to carry out these basic duties.

In conclusion, do think twice before having pets, regardless the way you own them, gifts from friends, buying from pet shops or adopting from charity pet organizations, because keeping pets is always a hard job. If people think thoroughly beforehand, there will be no more abandoned pets in the streets.

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