5 comments to “Gifting homeless pets back to the pet shops”

  1. Judy Addison | January 28, 2011 | Permalink

    Just when you think things MIGHT be improving for our companion animals, we have a shocking situation arising. Who thinks this is going to help anyone? These pet shops don’t care, they just want your MONEY.

    If dogs are taken back to the shops what will happen? You can’t put adult dogs in a pet shop window, no one will be interested and the dog would go crazy.

    These people will just dump them in the nearest pound with some feeble excuse that they, found the dog, someone else found the dog and numerous excuses. How is this going to solve the problem?

    Bottom line is….. it won’t.

  2. Kelly | January 28, 2011 | Permalink

    Judy, did you read the article? While I agree that what they’re proposing is stupid, they aren’t going to put them in pet shop windows and are proposing to link the info to the microchip to trace the sale back to the pet shops so your reasons to disagree have no merit.

    Back to the article, I honestly don’t think the groomers and kennels are going to be too happy to clean up the pet shops’ mess either.

  3. Katrina | February 2, 2011 | Permalink

    Would rather depend on whether pet shops actually microchip their animals. If they dodge that responsibility as they frequently do, the animals can’t be traced back to them anyway. It’s one of the problems we have that although we know a lot of pet shop puppies end up in rescue, their antecedents can’t be traced.

  4. Adrian | February 26, 2011 | Permalink

    I think Judy’s comment about putting adult dogs in pet shop windows was just to illustrate how totally ridiculous this proposal is.

    Of course they will dump them in the nearest shelter. The best outcome for the animals in question would be NOT to be able to be traced back to a pet store. Their best chance is with a caring rescue group.

    The Pet Industry Association (Puppy Mills, Inc.) is just posturing. They are trying to look like they are responsible and caring, when by their very definition they are nothing but factory farmers living off the suffering of innocent animals.

    What we really need is a law saying “no more breeding as long as animals are being killed in shelters.”

  5. kerry | March 6, 2012 | Permalink

    No animal, young or old should be sent to a petshop. I have had many dealings with petshops. How easy would it be for puppy farms to still send their animals to a petshop to be hidden amongst the others who have been “returned”. If they are being returned, does this mean the animal was improperly adopted out by the “accredited” petshop in the first place? There is also the question of disease being spread. I work in rescue and this is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever seen. There are already so many loopholes in legislation regarding the petshop industry that prosecution is almost impossible. Petshops are not interested in money not the welfare of the animals.