Dos and don’ts of pet adoption

Saturday’s story on the unexpected overcrowding at Norton’s almost brand-new Nine Lives no-kill feline rescue shelter should give reasons to think twice about choosing a pet as a Christmas gift.

Thought 1: Don’t. At least not as a surprise gift. The shelter has exceeded its capacity, currently housing 51 cats and putting another 34 in feline foster homes, because a lot of people have found that a measure of inconvenience is part of the price for the companionship and entertainment afforded by a pet.

See the rest here: Do and don\’t of pet adoption – The Sun Chronicle Online – Opinion.

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