Increase in pet adoption requests but not actual adoptions during the Christmas period
There has been an increase in adoption requests, corn not in actual adoptions during the Christmas period, the Association for Abandoned Animals (AAA) told The Malta Independent.
the association said he ensure that the adoptions don’t end up being treated like a gift for a family member. A spokesperson clarifies that some adoptions are guaranteed during the Christmas period after carefully considering the work schedule, lifestyle, age and living conditions of the future owner. Some are looking for the opportunity to train new dogs during this time as they would have more free working days.
Explaining the matter further, she said AAA would not place a young puppy in the hands of an elderly couple because they are too demanding and energetic at this age.
In addition, a spokesperson for Tomasina Cat Sanctuary said there had been no increase in adoptions during this period. She added that person mostly ask for kittens, which unfortunately means older cats aren’t asked as often.
Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Animal Rights Minister Anton Refalo announced the “Adopt an Animal Day” last month.‘ event, which will be take place January 16, 2022. Its goal is to reach out to individuals and families interested in meeting pets waiting to be part of a family and those intrigued to learn more about animals and their care. .
Refalo said it had taken two years for the necessary work to be done to raise awareness in terms of the best ways to take care of pets.
Director of Animal Welfare Patricia Azzopardi said neutering helps save many cats and dogs from inevitable abandonment on the streets, while the microchip helps identify temporary stray animals.
The “Adopt a Pet Day” an event will be take place at the headquarters of the Salesian brigade in Ghajn Tuffieha.