“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi
Animals are one of God’s wonderful creations. A dog’s loyalty, a cat’s funny antics, a rabbit’s quiet demeanor, a hamster’s cuteness. They are very good listeners and comforters too. I can just sit and watch them, they never fail to amuse and put a smile on my face. I don’t know what i’ll do without animals in my life.
Sadly, many people have a habit of buying pets on impulse, usually when they are still cute and young. After the novelties of owning a cute furry animal wear off, some people will abandon their pets on the streets while others gave them up to animal welfare organisations. Having a pet is a great responsibility.
The Singapore Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) reported that it took in 3,002 dogs, 4,716 cats and 1,314 domestic small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc) in 2007, which add up to an alarming figure of 9,487 animals. Unfortunately, many animals that reach SPCA have to be put to sleep, as the shelter simply does not have the space to accommodate all the abandoned pets and only 2 in 10 animals get adopted.
Remember, pets are family. You don’t abandon family.
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