Pets as Christmas gifts is a hugely controversial issue. But research from the ASPCA* shows it’s time to think outside the gift box, with stats revealing that pets given as gifts have positive long-term adoption outcomes equal to, or better than, non-gifted pets! Return rates are actually lower, and pets given as gifts are loved and cherished just as much, if not more than pets adopted directly by their new owners.
Christmas is a great time for a pet to be adopted too! Many people spend the holidays at home, which gives new pets a chance to really settle in, bond with their new family and iron out any teething issues before work and school routines start up again in the New Year.
There are more than 9,000 rescue pets looking for a home right now on PetRescue.com.au, and since December 1, 604 have already found forever homes.
If you can help us give 5,000 their wish by December 25, you’ll make it a very happy Christmas! Start your search for a new best friend.
If you and your family aren’t ready to adopt right now, you can still help by giving to our GivingChewsday Christmas appeal. Every $10 gift counts to help one of 5,000 rescue pets find new homes by Christmas!
*ASPCA study: http://aspcapro.org/resource/saving-lives-research-data/pets-gifts