“When you decide to get yourself a pet, you make a decision about a part of your life. At the same time, you make a decision about the whole life of an animal.”
There’s nothing we need to add. In fact that says it all.
Yet, some make a hasty decision on getting a pet being hardly aware of the responsibilities it entails. The scope of this decision is unclear to many; they tend to forget that life is full of changes.
That’s why we’ve collected a few important aspects you’ll need to consider before you decide to get a pet. Although we’re talking about cats here, these principles apply to all living beings just the same.
Countless cats are waiting for loving homes at animal shelters and small organizations. The ‘production’ of more and more animals must be massively reduced to decrease suffering.
We do not support any business models founded on the multiplication of animals. Make a responsible decision by opening your home to a cat that is currently living in an animal shelter or a rescue centre – this cat will be grateful to you.
In addition, cats waiting for you in these institutions already have their distinct characters. This makes it much easier to decide whether a cat and its prospective guardian are a good match and if the needs of all parties involved can be fulfilled. It also makes socialisation with other cats much easier.
You’re not making anyone happy by giving him or her an animal as a present – least the animal! Such ‘special-occasion’ decisions are revised quickly; the joy of Christmas evaporates, and the birthday ambience vanishes.