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It is important everyone in the family has considered what kind of animal suits them and their lifestyle best. Whichever animal you consider, it is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. Undertake research into breeds and which type of animal you are interested in. You are welcome to contact us for advice.
Due to the cost of caring for and rehoming an animal the Charity request an Adoption Fee that contributes towards these costs. Please refer to the "Meet our Cats or Meet our Dogs" pages on our website for the current fees. If you are a taxpayer, please consider gift aiding as this allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give.
Choosing an animal:
Choosing an animal to become part of your family is a big commitment and some important things to consider before making the decision to take on a dog or cat includes your lifestyle and how your new animal is going to fit in. It is also important to think about how long your new animal may be with you for, for example, cats can live to around 20yrs old. Animals are a serious and long-term commitment and it is important to think about their future and whether your future is likely to allow for the needs of the animal in time to come as their needs may also change as they grow older.
- How much time do you have to devote to caring to an animal?
- How much human contact will it require and can you offer that?
- How will your new animal fit in with the your family and other animals in your home?
- Do you have indoor and outdoor space which will meet your new animals needs?
- Who will care for your new animal whilst you are at work and when you go on holidays?
How much will it cost to keep?
- An important part of the decision-making process is considering the ongoing costs of caring for your new animal.
- There are the initial costs like bedding and other essentials such as harness, collars/leads (dogs), litter trays (cats) and toys.
- There are ongoing costs like food and treatments for fleas and worms and any annual booster vaccinations.
- You may also wish to consider insurance or a Vet Pet Plan to help meet the cost of illness or injury which can be quite substantial and unforseen.