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What You Need to Know Before Adopting an Abused Pet

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You have decided to bring a new furry companion into your home. But, you did not select just any furry friend but one that has been abused—emotionally, physically, or both. You want to give this animal a loving home environment. This is an admirable decision. Many animals are just laying around the shelters, hoping more people like you come along to save them. However, you need more than lots of love; you also need to understand and be fully prepared for the commitment you are about to make. How Often Does Animal Abuse Occur? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals notes that animal abuse happens every 10 seconds in the United States. Keep in mind that not all cases of animal cruelty are reported. People are more likely to report abuse of dogs, cats, and horses than other types of animals. What are some recommendations for…

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Pets as Gifts: 5 Things to Consider First

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Most individuals would readily agree that one of the best things about giving gifts to others is watching them experience the ultimate surprise. This is probably why pet gifting is so wildly popular–after all, few things are more surprising than unexpectedly receiving a cuddly new companion. However, while pet gifting can certainly be wonderful for both the recipient and the pet in many instances, there are also some instances where it doesn’t work out too well, and this can be difficult for everyone involved. So if you are considering pet gifting and in order to ensure that pet gifting results in a happy pet and owner, you should always carefully consider a few key things first. 5 Things to Consider Before Gifting a Pet Does the individual truly want the pet? Some individuals will comment on how kittens or puppies are cute, or even on how they wish they had…

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