When buying a new pet there are many things to consider and it is a very big decision. There are also a lot of questions you have to ask yourself.
-Does your building allow pets?
This questions obviously isn't relevant if you live in a house. But make sure you know the rules of your apartment.
-Can you afford having a pet?
This is a very important question for the simple fact that people buy pets not knowing they have needs and its not cheap. Things like food and vet bills do add up. These things are necessary though in keeping a healthy and happy pet.
-Do you have the space for a pet?
When getting a pet, usually a dog; They need lots of space of space to run around and get exercise. You might think that's why you take them out to walk , but its not healthy to have big dogs in confined spaces for long times.
-Do you have information on the pet you want?
Always do a little research about the pet you want and some of the things your pet will need. Having information is always helpful. Especially doing research about the size. There are many people that buy puppies and don't know how big they will grow. And when they get too big , the dog is unwanted.
If you ask yourself these questions you will make the better choice. Good Luck
Friday, April 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I will post more blogs up but it will take some time. Im currently in the college process and my STP project will have to wait. Future blogs will include "Where You Can Buy Pets In The Bronx". "Signs of an Unhealthy Pet. What to look for."
Monday, February 22, 2010
Pet Over Population is the main cause of the increasing rate of stray animals. What exactly is Pet Over Population is when their is a large amount of pets are being bought and even larger amounts are being born. According to Animal Kind .org 50,000 puppies and kitties are born everyday. Pet Over Population is the leading killer of cats and dogs in the country. In 2008 there was an estimated 6 to 8 million cat and dogs that were put into shelters ; 3 to 4 million pets are adopted from shelters and euthanized, it is also estimated that 5 million pets are killed in shelters each year.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Have you ever seen a stray cat or dog and thought how did that poor animal get there. Usually they are victims of abandonment when their owners can no longer care for them or couldn't be taken to new homes. Especially during times like these with the economic crisis or recession it is estimated that 500,000 to 1 million cats and dogs are at risk of becoming homeless. Cats and dogs that are abandoned often become feral , die of starvation or disease. Some animals are picked up by animal shelters 77% of these animals are euthanized.
Monday, January 11, 2010
The purpose of this blog is to inform people in our community (South Bronx) or any other animal lovers about the gowing issue of pet abandonment. Pet abandonment leads to stray animals you see walking around.