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Give the gift of love this Christmas – adopt a rescue pet

Monday, December 01, 2014

Christmas is a time for family and of course, many of us consider our pets to be as big a part of the family as anyone. So we’d like you to spare a thought for all the lonely pets that are without their own loving family at this time of year.

According to recent statistics gathered by the RSPCA, approximately 3 pets per hour are abandoned during the Christmas period. We’re sure you’re as shocked by those figures as we are! Unfortunately, the festive period is barely upon us and we’re sad to report that we’ve already had 5 young cats and dogs brought in to us over the past few weeks, that have either been abandoned or with a request to be put to sleep, due to no longer being wanted.

Sadly, these situations arise frequently during the winter months as local cats and dogs homes are bursting at the seams and don’t have enough room to take in any more unwanted pets. We always try our very best to find a suitable home for these animals – many of which end up being adopted by our staff members, because we just can’t help ourselves!

So if you’re seriously thinking of getting a pet for Christmas or know of someone who is, please be encouraged to think it through fully and consider all the implications, as owning a pet is a huge responsibility and commitment. And don’t forget the thousands of pets desperate for a loving home waiting in animal shelters. A rescue pet can give you as much love and affection as any other.

If you’d like any advice on buying or adopting a new pet, please feel free to call your local Highcroft branch to speak to a member of the team.

We’d love to see pictures of your gorgeous rescue pets on our Facebook page! Post your photos using the hashtag #ilovemyrescuepet and share your pet’s story with us.


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