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Pet stewardship


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We at would like to point out that when we bring a pet into the family, we take responsibility for a living being with needs and feelings. Our family's life will change in terms of additional costs, time and care responsibilities. Many people acquire pets before they think the impact it will make to their lives.
What does is take to be a good pet owner? What should I think about before taking a pet?
This presentation goes through the main points of becoming a responsible pet owner.

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Pet stewardship

  1. 1. Pet StewardshipBy Pet Care and
  2. 2. Topics Covered:1. Pet Stewardship – What is it? Why does it matter?2. Are You a Candidate for Pet Ownership? Why do we need to ask this question?3. The Financial Side – What to consider.4. Summary – Let’s go over that again!5. Final Thoughts
  3. 3. 1. Pet Stewardship Concept of Responsibility  Family - Your pets are part of your family. How should they be treated?  Neighbors  Train your pet, pick up after them. Your neighbor will love your pet (and you).  Cost of Irresponsibility to the Society.  When we don’t follow-through, someone else has to.  Added tax payer costs and unnecessary suffering.
  4. 4. 1. Pet Stewardship Continued Needs of Different Types of Pets.  Research the type of pet that fits your life-style. Everyone can’t have a dog. Long-Term Responsibility. Most dogs live to their teens. Plan accordingly. Opportunityto Teach and to Pass on Values to your children.  Valuing life and nature.  Taking responsibility for your actions and honoring commitments made.
  5. 5. 2. Are You a Candidate for PetOwnership? Personality.  Are you patient? Living Arrangements.  Do you have time?  Do you have enough room? Age and Future Plans.  Are about to more away from home?  Do you travel a lot? Family Size and Life Style.  Who cleans, who will take care of the pet?
  6. 6. 3. The Financial Side  Initial Cost.  Justthe beginning. The maintenance costs will be the bigger financial commitment.  Training, Boarding.  Willyou need some outside services?  Cost of Good Nutrition.  Areyou willing/able to pay for good, healthy food?
  7. 7. 3. The Financial Side Continued  Veterinary Care  Will you pay out-of pocket or have insurance?  Are you willing to give your pet the necessary health care?  Cost to the Society  2009 Operating Budget of the Humane Society of Utah was $2,746,644 (www.utahhumane.orgus)  We all can make a positive difference by spaying and neutering our pets and planning ahead for the costs and care they need.
  8. 8. 4. Summary  Think before adding a pet to the family.  Analyze your life situation prior to getting a pet.  Budget for the costs.
  9. 9. 5. Final Thoughts  Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.  ~Bradley Millar
  10. 10. 5. Final Thoughts Continued… The animal shall not be measured by man.  In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.  They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.  ~Henry Beston, The Outermost House, 1928