I wanted to mention that I recently was driving down West Ridge Road in Rochester, and passed a Pet Shop that has been there foreever. A Pet Shop! In this day and age, with all the animals overflowing and being euthanized at shelters, I couldn't believe it! Here are some reasons, in case you didn't know, why you should never purchase a pet from a shop like this.
•Their main concern is profit and not the well being of the cat.
•Kittens are often obtained by the pet shop from dubious breeders, where the health of the kittens is ignored.
•Conditions in some pet shops are not ideal; often the animal can be kept in a small cage, which may not be cleaned as often as it should and where fleas and mites can spread easily from one cat to another.
•They will sell to anyone, no questions asked as to how the cat will be looked after or even neutered.
•A kitten bought from a pet shop has taken the place of a healthy cat looking for a home in a animal shelter.
•By buying from a pet shop you are encouraging the unscrupulous breeders who are only in it for the money.
I am taking a break today from writing, sometimes my creative juices just aren't flowing, but I will leave you with a really great rescue story I read about:
Have a great day!