Debunking the Myths: Copy Cat

Our current series is focused on some of the reasons that people do not get their pets spayed or neutered. Our starting point is this well-done page from the Humane Society’s website. In the first post, we talked about the myth of just one litter.

We will look at two closely related myths today:

  • But my pet is a purebred.
  • But my dog (or cat) is so special, I want a puppy (or kitten) just like her.

Our pets are a part of our family, so of course we think they are special. Special in that they are a purebred or because of their unique beauty or personality.

However, you can never get carbon copy of your pet. Biology tells us that mixing the genes of two animals is going to give us a different animal. Then there is the influence of environment on personality. You would never expect your second child to be exactly like your first!

And if your pet is special because it is a purebred, don’t count out getting another purebred from a shelter. In fact, the Humane Society website says that one in four dogs and cats in shelters are purebred. Rescue organizations for specific breeds abound.

At Cats in Tow, we believe all cats and dogs are special. That is why we work to provide loving forever homes to all of our animals. Why not come see how special they are!

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