June 25, 2022 is World Pet Free Day!
Since 2018, World Abandoned Pet Day has been alerting and informing the public, institutions and policy makers about the situation.
On Saturday, June 25, 2022, we say stop rejection! Each year over 100,000 dogs and cats are discarded, including 60,000 in the summer alone. In summer, the animal is abandoned every three minutes. The number that puts France in first place in Europe for pet-free behavior.
A situation that worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many French people choose to have pets in order to survive various restrictions.
Unfortunately, a few months later, some adoptive parents decided to abandon them. As evidence, at the start of the 2021 school year, the SPA issued an overcrowding warning in its 62 shelters and spa homes.
While some animals are taken directly to shelters, others are left on public roads, in the countryside or in the forest, subjecting them to accidents, starvation or even vagrancy.
36% of cats and 7% of dogs were euthanized.
This day, which precedes the start of school holidays, is intended to alert and raise awareness among the general public, institutions and politicians of the urgency of the situation. According to OPAV, 36% of abandoned cats and 7% of dogs are euthanized.
“We must be worthy of the love our animals have for us. It’s an exchange and it’s the least you can do to take care of it properly. Alas, some people see them as toys or activities, but an animal is someone. This is the family member that accompanies you on H24 and with whom you will spend part of your life,” says Vamise, Christophe Beaugrand-Gérin, TF1 host, LCI journalist and sponsor of this anti-pet-free day.
Charter of a responsible teacher
This 4th edition of World Pet Abandonment Day aims to encourage owners to make the choice to adopt responsibly.
In this regard, in particular, owners are encouraged to review and sign the “Responsible Owner’s Charter for interacting with their animal” online. The idea is to remind owners of 15 basic principles such as identifying, spaying or raising an animal.
Remember that there are solutions for taking care of your pet in the weeks leading up to the holidays.
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