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Think Before Giving: Animals Are for Life, Not for Christmas ! Pledge Not to Give Animals as Gifts ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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Sign our pledge that you won't ever give an animal as a gift, and commit never to sentencing an animal to a lifetime of improper care or abandonment.

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aj E (164)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 8:53 am

. (0)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 10:52 am
During this time of year, people come into our shelter looking for a kitten as a surprise Christmas gift. They are usually very surprised, if not insulted that wi will not sell them an animal.
We insist the child come to the shelter and pick the animal out. The bigger surprise is when the child does not like the animal chosen, or the animal doesn't like its new owner. A match has to be made on the spot; when animals are returned, it's heartbreaking.

Lisa N (206)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 10:52 am
Signed, thanks!

Michela M (3964)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 11:24 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

. (0)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 12:18 pm

. (0)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 1:43 pm
animals are not toys..They are meant to be loved and cared for..not just for the Christmas season, but though out their lives and if you're not prepared for a life time committment and it's a passing phase...please don't buy an animal for the holdiays. They deserve better

peggy p (43)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 9:11 pm
done, thank you cher

Douglas Berg (1)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 10:43 pm
Signed and sent to two friends

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 11:34 pm
Noted and signed.

irene davis (74)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 11:40 pm
Gladly pledged.

Andrea Nemec (213)
Monday December 19, 2011, 1:19 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Monday December 19, 2011, 1:32 am
Signed and pledging not to give animal for gifts..Thank you Cher!

Danuta W (1248)
Monday December 19, 2011, 2:25 am
thanks for sharing

Dawn Harvey (23)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:52 am

Carol H (229)
Monday December 19, 2011, 4:52 am
signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:50 am
done, thanks Cher!

Patricia Ces (8)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:57 am
Giving animals as gifts implies considering them "things" and not living, feeling creatures deserving of respect and love!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday December 19, 2011, 7:30 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday December 19, 2011, 10:25 am
Noted and signed.

Shelli S (374)
Monday December 19, 2011, 10:35 am
Signed and noted! Thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 11:27 am
signed, TY

Maria p (151)
Monday December 19, 2011, 11:47 am
the worst is to give a christmas puppy

ali hamilton (9)
Monday December 19, 2011, 4:07 pm

Anca Stadler (3)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:01 am
I agree, this is not a decision that should be taken lightly. It's a living creature that needs care and attention, not a stuffed toy.

Deborah D (2)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 11:24 pm
I have actively discouraged a number of people from giving a pet of any kind as a gift.

My suggestion was a certificate or letter advising the giver wants to cover adoption fees for the adoption of an animal from a shelter or rescue group. OR IF the intended recipient is not happy with the idea, offer to make a donation in their name to a program\service that the group provides instead of a forced gift that will end up back at the shelter at no fault of its own.

Sandi C (98)
Friday January 13, 2012, 9:16 am
It would depend on the one receiving it.

Ruth C (87)
Friday February 24, 2012, 1:38 pm
Don't ever give an animal as a gift, the one that will suffer is the animal, because 90% of the animals end up in a shelter, and we all know what happens if they are not adopted!
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