The BSPCA offers pets for adoption to loving homes. Adopting a pet is a step that requires love, patience and commitment.
Adoption procedure at the BSPCA
- An adoption form is to be filled up by the prospective owner and proof of identity and residence has to be provided
- After you have decided on the animal you would like to adopt the BSPCA advises that those adopting should visit the hospital a couple of times to get acquainted with the pet
- The BSPCA cares about the animal even after adoption and will check on the status of the adopted animal. If the environment ,proves to be unsatisfactory the animal will be brought back
Guidance to prospective owners
There are four areas to consider before adopting a pet, in order to make an informed decision.
The average lifespan of a cat of dog is 12 years. Enter this commitment of being with it for its full life, armed with the knowledge of raising a pet. Pets with long hair will shed and some breeds will scratch the furniture. If you are Jain or vegetarian, you need to make arrangements to feed the animal the required non-vegetarian food or a balanced substitute diet. Also, discuss having a pet with all members of your household.
All animals need a regular routine and lots of love and attention. But most importantly, pets need owners who are going to stay interested in them all their lives. Be aware of the consequences, but also remember that there are few things in life that can be compared with the joy of having a pet.
As Roger Caras said “Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole.” and Stuart McMillan commented “A meow massages the heart.”
A pet requires food, bedding, equipment, housing and veterinary care. The BSPCA recommends that all dogs and cats are neutered to prevent unwanted litters. From time to time pets will require regular vaccinations and checkups.