Many Kingstonians enjoy the love and companionship of pets. Unowned animals in society suffer from very poor health, including injury, disease and starvation. They can also cause nuisance in the community, and cats can prey on native wildlife. Or some people might say, “Look, pets are people so we can’t spay or neuter them if it’s against their will. And we can’t buy or sell them.” As farfetched as some of this stuff may sound, we’re on this dramatic trajectory, and it’s really unclear where we’re going. There are a lot of unintended consequences to treating pets as people.
Take extra time to observe livestock, looking for early signs of disease and injury. Severe cold-weather injuries or death primarily occur in the very young or in animals that are already debilitated. If evacuation is not possible, animal owners must decide whether to move large animals to shelter or turn them outside. Want to know how to survive an encounter with a mountain lion? Look no further than our exotic animals and wildlife section, where you’ll learn about everything from helping endangered animals to proper care for an iguana or pet hedgehog.
All content having to do with ownership, care, regulations, policies, programs, initiatives, events and services related to animals and pets in the city. Pets are capable of providing useful lessons about self-restraint, selflessness, and responsibility. Children may require adult supervision when interacting with some pets. Orange County Animal Services is a progressive animal-welfare focused organization that enforces the Orange County Code to protect both citizens and animals. We provide service throughout Orange County, including all municipalities.
Okay, so far the score is Dogs 5, Exotics Pets 0.â€ Will the hedgehog be the first to score a cute point against pups? The hedgehog is a genuine cutie, but this nocturnal creature will be up all night spinning its wheel while you’re trying to sleep. And they certainly don’t meet the cuddle criteria. I mean, look at them. They’re covered in SPIKES. Animals must be provided water, food, proper handling, health care, and an environment appropriate to their care and use, with thoughtful consideration for their species-typical biology and behavior.
The most common pets are dogs, cats, rabbits and rodents. But some people keep more exotic animals. Not all animals are suitable as pets. Wild animals, for example, may suffer in a domestic environment or they may be dangerous. Dogs that have never been vaccinated against rabies must be vaccinated at least 30 days before arrival. Adult dogs older than 15 months of age thatÂ previously received a rabies vaccination given no earlier than 3 months of age and that has since expired may be imported immediately after booster vaccination, without the need to wait 30 days.