Pets for Christmas need planning

If you want to make someone happy at Christmas time you may want to give them a live, furry lovable animal. This can be the best of ideas or the worst of ideas, according to Michael Bishop, Director of the Cache Humane Society’s valley-wide animal shelter. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show, Bishop said Christmas may not be the best time to bring a pet into the family if there’s a lot of activity and maybe some chaos going on. “What we actually recommend, instead of popping out a pup on Christmas, is to go ahead and put together a nice plan,” Bishop recommends. “Set up an adoption package where you can buy the bed, a leash and maybe some treats and even an adoption certificate from down at the shelter. “You can come down and actually purchase an animal and then leave a certificate for them, or put in a picture for that package.” Bishop says a lot of excitement can be developed among family members this way and then when things settle down a bit you can really enjoy the new pet. He says 880 animals were adopted from the shelter during its first year of operation.

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