Would You Get Next Pet?
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ANGELES - Remember that old song, "How
much is that doggie in the window?" For
most Americans, it seems it's no sale.
than half of people in an Associated
Press-Petside poll said they
would get their next dog or cat from a
shelter, nearly seven times the number who
said they would buy their next pet from a
than four in 10 said they thought store
pets could have hidden medical or
psychological problems. That's
significantly more than those who
expressed the same concerns about pets
from animal shelters or breeders.
"I believe they
overbreed the pets. I believe they
couldn't care less about the pets, they're
really in it for the money. I think you
are more likely to get a pet at a pet
store that is ill or has problems," said
Sandra Toro, 62, of Colton, Calif.
percent of those polled said they would
get their next cat or dog at a store,
while 13 percent said that's where they
got the pet they have now.
Fifty-four percent of those polled
said they would probably get their next
pet from a shelter, while 23 percent went
for a breeder.
AP-Petside.com poll was conducted April
7-12 with 1,112 pet owners nationwide and
had a margin of sampling error of plus or
minus 3.3 percentage points.
The above is an
article written by Sue Manning. Found in
the May 13, 2010 issue of The
newspaper. (THE BUZZ) section.
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