“Regardless of what many individuals could imagine, summer season holidays and Christmas are a good time so as to add a fur-member to your loved ones,” she mentioned.
“Most individuals are on holidays so it provides the household loads of time to bond with their new addition.”
She mentioned RSPCA ACT was typically requested about animals being surrendered to the shelter after being undesirable items however, in actuality, it was a uncommon incidence.
“Pets are an exquisite addition to our lives, however in case you are considering adopting a pet as a present please be sure that the one that is receiving it truly desires a pet,” she mentioned.
“As a lot as you’d respect it, not everybody has the will or means to have one.
“We’d advocate having the particular person be a part of the adoption course of to make sure the animal is the correct match for his or her lives. The vital factor to recollect is: It’s okay to present them a pet as a present – however by no means as a shock.
“A pet is for all times so in case you are seeking to undertake please make sure that you’re dedicated to caring for a pet for his or her complete lives, [and] please make sure you’re financially, emotionally and bodily up for the duty.”
All processes and checks for adoptions would stay the identical to make sure all animals had been homed with the correct households, Ms Robertson mentioned.
The RSPCA ACT is at 12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston. View all animals accessible for adoption at www.adoptapet.com.au
Viewing hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. It’s closed Sundays and public holidays.