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If you could no longer take care of your small animal, would you give it to this place?
The reason I am asking is b/c I really want to start up an animal rescue. I would rescue small animals (like guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, mice, hamsters, rats, birds, etc…) from people that can no longer take care of them. I have the experience (with a lot of animals of my own), and basically, I know I can do it. I would not take in any more than I can handle though. And I would start it up right now if I can convince my dad, lol 🙂

Anyways, I have seen a lot of people give up their pets that they can no longer take care of. And there’s this one website I go on (called kijiji.com) where you can sell (or give away) anything locally, and A LOT of people are advertising their pets for free, and they just need them gone. So what I would do is take in the animals (but making sure the people know that I am a rescue), and I would basically take them in, make sure they are able to be adopted out, and then adopt them out 🙂 Oh, and I would keep the owners that surrendered the pet to me know how their pet is doing, and when it is adopted out 🙂

Sooooo….haha, my question is:

If you had a small animal that you could no longer take care of (AND BESIDES GIVING IT TO A FRIEND!!! I posted this b/c and obviously people couldn’t read, lol), would you either…

1.) Give it to a petstore or shelter
2.) Advertise it on a website/newspaper saying it needs a good home
3.) Give it to a rescue place (like I’m doing), guaranteed to find it a good home (without you waiting to find him a home yourself)

Please be honest, thank you!!

3 Thoughts on If you could no longer take care of your small animal, would you give it to this place?
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    Jesse
    August 5, 2011 at 4:49 am

    sounds like a good idea, u might even be able to get some funding from the goverment (not to get rich, just to help out a little)

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    Lisa H
    August 5, 2011 at 5:03 am

    give it to a shelter

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    catx
    August 5, 2011 at 5:47 am

    If I could no longer care for my animals I would rehome them through friends or through independent rescues that I have researched and visited on many occasions.

    I would recommend you start fostering rather than full blown rescuing. Concentrate on one species of animal, rather than trying to care for everything. Offer a local rescue to foster something, maybe something with a medical issue if you feel experienced enough.

    There’s a fine line between someone wanting to rescue all the animals they can to rehome them, and a hoarder, so have very precise plans and remember, less is more!

    Definitely start as a fosterer. It will give you experience caring for an animal that hasn’t had the best start in life. How to deal with temperament issues and basic medical problems, with the umbrella support of an established rescue.

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