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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Things are not looking good for furries

A recent report from the Australian Companion Animal Council shows that dog and cat ownership is down across Australia in the past decade, with dog population decreasing by at least 14% and cat population dropping by about 10%. It blames high-density living, decline in the rate of home ownership, changing lifestyles and government legislation for this depressing trend. It states that “the costs associated with maintaining pets, difficulty in finding care during holidays, time constraints and moving to rented accommodation, particularly apartments, were the most common reasons why people no longer included animals in their households.”

In Australia, many apartment strata laws exclude the keeping of furries. With rental situation being tight in the cities, landlords are also excluding applicants with furries for houses and town houses.

The laws and regulations around pet ownership need to be changed and the public needs to be educated about finding and looking after the right pet because having the companionship of a pet is one of the most enjoyable life experiences, as we all know.


Adopt cats, you won't regret it!!!

25 comments:

FURKIDSMOM said...

That's so sad. We hope things change and more renters will be able to have pets. Lots of places here let you have pets.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We hope that pet ownership goes back up. Every pet should have a human!

The Island Cats said...

It's a proven fact that having a pet can make your life better...'specially your health. We hope people realize how wonderful having a pet is.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I wish I khould 'adopt' a khat!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Oui Oui said...

What's the matter with those people? Both the legislators and the people who can't be bothered because they have to find care for their pets occasionally. Unconditional love isn't worth it? I feel sorry for them. Sometimes the selfishness in the world just astonishes me.

Oui Oui said...

What's the matter with those people? Both the legislators and the people who can't be bothered because they have to find care for their pets occasionally. Unconditional love isn't worth it? I feel sorry for them. Sometimes the selfishness in the world just astonishes me.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Those are sad statistics because humans without pets are missing something really important in life.

Avalon's Garden and The Garden Cottage Cats said...

That iz soooo Sad :(
Da mom sayz her heart breakz a Thousand timez ofur for all the animalz mistreated , killed, withowt homez or LOVE. She sayz she could not imagine being withowt us.....

Below iz a quote da mom haz on Morgana's blog, from St. Frances;

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

Purrz to you Sweetie ~

Prancer Pie said...

Great post! Efurryone needs a furbaby!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Purring for change.

Brian said...

You tell them sweet MoMo!!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's like that here too, Momo. A lot of apartments don't allow for pets (though of course some do). Some condo bylaws limit the number of household pets, their size, etc.

Plus there always are stupid humans who don't bother to spay/neuter....

Forever Foster said...

It really is sad. We're just glad we're in Defence housing, as it makes it much easier to find pet friendly accomodation.

-d ma said...

well said. those laws seem ridiculous.

Fluffy and Heather said...

This is bad news for all the cats and dogs who are still waiting to be adopted. Their chances were bad before, but they're even worse now. :S I hope they see the absurdity of these new laws.

Random Felines said...

That is just sad....so many pets do so well in apartments and smaller spaces.....too bad landlords and the "government" can't see that - and the advantages of pet ownership. sigh....

Admiral Hestorb said...

That makes mommy and I sad..we both hope it changes. People there can help by demanding change.

LP said...

Sigh.LP says people will never be on the same page about most things in life. But yes, it is sad that those individuals who would love a pet of their own can be denied it by other individuals in society who hold power reigns.LP says her life would be dull and empty without us...

the critters in The Cottage xo

Kjelle Bus said...

Hope it will change so you can have furriends in your apartment !
Here in Sweden it´s OK to have furriends in your apartment.

Cat said...

How very sad to hear!

meowmeowmans said...

That's so sad, MoMo! We just couldn't imagine a life without our furry children.

ABBY said...

MoMo
We would be so sad if we couldn't live with Mom and Dad. We hope that trend changes.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Fin said...

No furries? Shudder!

Cory said...

That is so depressing! Mom can't imagine a life without us furries...

ArtemisiaFSS said...

This makes us very sad, we hopes more people will adopt and that more landlords will allow people that rent from them to have pets.