Many Kingstonians enjoy the love and companionship of pets. OverviewOver two million pets and other live animals are transported by air every year in the United States. Federal and state governments impose restrictions on transporting live animals. Tragically, thousands of healthy cats and dogs are euthanased (put to sleep) each year in shelters and pounds across Victoria. This is because not enough homes can be found for them – we have an ‘over-supply’ of pets.
Proper animal care: Bringing a found pet to the shelter ensures it will receive the most professional care possible, including appropriate, nutritious food, fresh water, a clean bed and kennel, interaction and enrichment from staff and volunteers and a veterinarian checkup, if needed. Found pets will also be fully vaccinated upon intake and microchipped and licensed before leaving the shelter.
The veterinarians are in a very tricky situation. They benefit when we consider our pets members of the family, but they are also starting to see the other side of that, too. When we view our pets like children, we sue like they are children when things go wrong. Lemurs, capuchins , chimpanzees, and baboons all fall into the primate category. They are cute and childlike” but are not a substitute for human babies. Sure, they are often treated like babies by their owners putting them in diapers and strollers but they also act like babies, permanently, with all the messes and screaming included.
The Seattle Animal Shelter handles all lost pets within the Seattle city limits. If you live outside the city or near the city’s borders, contact other shelters in your area. If you’re not sure, check the address on King County Parcel Viewer ; if the jurisdiction says “Seattle,” it is within city limits. Rats absolutely love social interaction and they can … Read moreRead More →