Guidance and legislation covering pet welfare and animal cruelty. You may want to consider adopting an older animal, however, rather than a puppy or kitten or a rambunctious “teenage” pet. Older pets are move likely to be calm, already housetrained, and less susceptible to unpredictable behavior. Older animals are often more easily physically managed by elderly persons than stronger, excitable younger animals; yet older pets still confer the same medical and emotional benefits on their owners as younger animals do. Animal shelter staff can help potential adopters find the most suitable animal for their lifestyle, ensuring a great match between pet and person.
The police ended up shooting nearly 50 of the animals in an effort to stop them from terrorizing Thompson’s town – and while this may be the most horrific story of exotic pet ownership we’ve heard lately, it’s certainly not the only one. What is your budget? This is a very important consideration, because all pets require some degree of financial commitment. You’ll have to pay for food, housing and other daily needs, as well as veterinary care and any special needs your pet may have. These costs vary considerably from animal to animal.
I still firmly believe that animals, while they can befriend other animals, cannot have pets. I wouldn’t really consider these pets. Would Fido and Fluffy be sitting next to you right now, if 10,000 years ago some caveman decided to be friends with a wolf? No. It was because of thousands of years of careful breeding that we have pets. Rescue workers helped two people and over 100 animals escape from a flooded animal shelter in North Carolina on Friday.
I don’t know if these feral children fit the definition of a pet, since the concept of a pet seems uniquely human simply because of motive. But we aren’t the only animal which raises another of a different species. For some reason, mama wolf takes it upon herself to suckle and protect and teach the ways of the wolf to a 2-legged human child. Probably instinctual on the part of the wolf, but I wonder if it’s much different with us and our 4-legged foster canine children we feed, and raise, and teach the ways of humanity.
Cheetahs aren’t alone when it comes to keeping animal pets. Nature has seen some weird animal companionships – from horses who keep goats as seeing eye dogs to tarantulas that keep frogs as house pets. Even gorillas have been witnessed adopting kittens only to mourn their death when they’ve finally moved on. Just try and say animals don’t love their furry friend. You can’t.