Month: December 2013

THINK before you ADOPT- Gizmo’s story

Gizmo is back at the animal hospital as he continues his search for the perfect home. Unfortunately, the last home was not a good fit yet again. Gizmo is a very sweet and loving cat. He likes to keep to himself, although welcomes the opportunity to jump onto someone’s lap occassionally. He is 5 years old, neutered, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Please share his story with family and friends who may be looking to add to their family. We would also like to emphasize the importance on educating yourself on adopting a pet before going through with an adoption. Please remember – these animals are desperately seeking a place to call home, and it may take a while for them to become comfortable in a new place. Imagine if you will, being rescued from living a life on the streets, sent to an animal hospital where you stayed for months, then placed in a home with a family you have never met before. Now think about staying with this family for months, slowing learning to trust them – only to have them send you right back to the animal hospital, never seeing them again. This has happened to Gizmo TWICE. He has no medical conditions, or behavioral problems, he just wasn’t a super affectionate cat. Please take the time to ask yourself some important questions before adopting a pet – What type of pet will best fit in with your family? How do you think your current pet(s) will receive a new addition? Are you prepared to cover veterinary costs in case of an emergency? Have you spoken to your veterinarian about how to introduce a new pet to your family? Adopting a pet requires not only a serious commitment on your part, but also kindness, compassion, and most of all – patience. Please feel free to call Dr. David Steele for more information on the adoption process 843-884-9838
Gizmo

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