Most pet owners will make every effort to keep their pet in the home, but sometimes circumstances make that impossible. “Free to a good home” might seem like a quick and easy solution, but this may condemn your pet to potential bleak future.
Think twice before you give your pet to a stranger. It is human nature to want to see the best in our fellow man, however, the reality is that people seeking to ‘adopt’ a pet under the radar — via posters or online ads — may not have the animal’s best interests at heart. You need to understand the risks and realities of “free to a good home”, where more often than not those animals end up in an unintended situation, where they are:
Owners remain responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of their pet throughout their lifespan, even in cases where they are no longer able to continue care for the animal.
The SPCA discourages the giving away of animals to an unknown person. Instead, consider rehoming the unwanted animal through a reputable animal shelter. The SPCA will never refuse admission to any stray or unwanted animal.
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