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Pet abandonment

A global animal welfare issue 

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Dumping an animal is illegal and leads to misery, fear and loneliness

Pet abandonment is not something that happens only in faraway countries, but rather it happens everywhere. In big cities of developed countries, in small villages, in rich and in poor areas. No matter where pets are abandoned, the fate of the abandoned dogs and cats is always uncertain.

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Pet Abandonment – A Global Animal Welfare Issue

Every day around the globe, hundreds of thousands of animals are abandoned by their owners

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The Top 9 Reasons Why People Give Up Their Pets

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The Harmful Consequences Caused by Pet Abandonment

Leaving dogs and cats behind harms the animals, their owners and shelters

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Do Not Abandon Your Pet!

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