Pets Dumped After Divorce

Pets Dumped After Divorce

Animal Adoption Agency is urging all Australians to consider their pets during a divorce situation. This comes after years of rehoming abandoned pets caused by marital breakdowns. “This is a side of animal adoption which is not spoken about,” Lee Amiti from Animal Adoption Agency says. “People need to start talking about this issue, the fact is; pets are being surrendered at an alarming rate after the break-up of a relationship.” Animal Adoption Agency allows those going through difficult times to surrender their pets in a guilt free environment. However, finding these abandoned pets a new home is an expensive and difficult task. “At the Animal Adoption Agency, we understand how harrowing it can be for a pet owner or their family to have to surrender a dog or cat,” Fiona Amiti from Animal Adoption Agency says. “That is why we offer what we call a ‘not guilty’ pet surrender service. Their current owners are already suffering enough loss of their own….they don’t need the extra guilt”. At least 60% of current dogs looking for homes at Animal Adoption Agency are the result of a broken home. “One in four marriages ends in divorce,” Lee says. “Many times there is more than one pet in the effected household…it’s very sad but true”. The Bureau of Statics is set to release their new Marriage and Divorces in Australia document for the 2014 year, at the end of 2015. Factors such as; moving into smaller homes, apartment living and the costs associated with dissolving a marriage is what leads many to reconsider having their pets. “I’m sure these figures are echoed...