Christmas Adoptions

by SOS Algarve Animals on December 12, 2011

Sadly, not only in Portugal, but in many other countries Christmas is a time of worry and concern for those of us helping rescue dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. Please do not give an animal as a surprise (and most often unwanted) Christmas present. A dog, puppy, cat or kitten is a life long responsibility. While they may look very cute with a bow tied around their neck, they are also a lot of work and responsibility. Many animals are abandoned to shelters or onto the streets shortly after the Christmas period. SOS Algarve Animals will only adopt an animal during the month of December when the whole family is present, meets the animal, and makes the decision together to commit to the care of the animal for his or her life.