A big plea from me here! Please don’t buy animals from ads in the paper or pet shops. There are too many reasons for me to list them all here but some are as follows;
1) It just makes greedy people breed animals for money, often resulting in the breeding animals having a shorter and more uncomfortable life.
2) Animal shelters are full of unwanted animals.
3) Kittens and puppies may look cute but they grow up and are then often abandoned in favour of a new puppy or kitten.
4) Getting a rescued animal can often work out cheaper. Often rescue shelters will have a policy to pay vet bills for the lifetime of your rescued pet esp if you take on an older one! Oldies can often be totally fab (I really know this having had a few in my lifetime).
rescue places will worm and vaccinate your animal before you get it saving you money and making sure the animal is healthy.
So please before you part with your cash, think of getting a rescued Animal.