CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – During the holiday season, animal advocates are offering an alternative way to welcome a pet into your family.
Experts with Second Chance Animal Services in Chicopee say to avoid gifting a pet as a surprise to a loved one. Instead, they suggest making sure that the potential pet owner is a part of the adoption process.
Second Chance Founder & CEO Sheryl Blancato told 22News you want to make sure the person is ready to be a responsible pet owner and that they pick the right pet that matches their lifestyle.
“We highly recommend they do something like wrap up a bowl, a leash, or a collar, anything like that and give it to them,” said Blancato. She added, “Then take the person that you are gifting a pet to the shelter to pick out the pet.”
Second Chance also recommends supplying children with an informative book on pet care.