My sweet Ivan was a Christmas return. He was taken too young from his mom to be a surprise Christmas present, taken to a high kill shelter, and neutered when he was too little. 6 years ago my dad took me to the shelter to pick out a dog, Keep the Immigrants Deport the Republicans shirt and that is how all pets should be welcomed to the family. They should be chosen, and never a surprise. There is nothing wrong with a holiday adoption or surprising your kids with what they most likely have been relentlessly asking for. The problem is families not understanding the gravity of the responsibility they are taking on, that these creatures are not disposable once the initial excitement wears off, and that it takes a lot of time and patience. A ban would actually lead to the possibility of breeders as well as more animals being slotted for being put down due to lack of housing. Education is the key. Almost Ironically a ban on holiday adoptions is just as careless as the family who adopts without consideration. A ban is a band-aid on the real problem and nothing more
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Dogs are not presents. Sorry, but they are not. If you truly wanted to adopt a dog, Keep the Immigrants Deport the Republicans shirt or even buy a dog it shouldn’t be for a gift. Animals are not stuffing it would appear irresponsible, yes I’m sure there is a minority and it works out but the majority is it doesn’t. Hence why we don’t encourage dogs bought/given as presents. I can see both sides to the story, but Christmas adoptions should not be banned. SURPRISE Christmas adoptions should be banned. If a family truly wants to adopt FOR Christmas, let them start the process earlier then adapt so they can have the dog/puppy or cat/kitten as a gift under the tree. This may just push more to BUY from breeders and make the problem worse.
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Yeah, getting an animal from a shelter shouldn’t be a surprise gift. Unless it’s a parent getting it for a child. Also, if a spouse is getting a pet for their significant other, that should also be an exception. Basically, if the person adopting the animal as a surprise gift lives in the same household, and can care for the animal if the recipient doesn’t, then that should be allowed. Ultimately, this could be more detrimental than positive because those animals will stay in the shelter and people will purchase a dog or puppy from a breeder as a gift instead. The puppy mills probably love this new bill.