"An animal is not a gift. Do not adopt on impulse," warns the Famalicão City Hall
Under the slogan, "A pet is not a gift. Don't adopt on impulse", the campaign urges people to reflect before taking an animal home. These are lives that deserve our respect and that, besides the happiness they generate, also require responsibility and dedication.
In this sense, offering an animal to a friend or relative, as if it were a Christmas present, without first being sure that they are prepared to assume that responsibility, is inadvisable. The adoption or acquisition of pets "on impulse" is very risky and often contributes to an increase in cases of abandonment and return of animals to the pound.
Having a pet is not only a privilege, but also a great responsibility.