Leading dog rescue charity say that dogs are not presents and to “Opt to Adopt” with a stunning new single raising money for recused dogs that need forever homes.
“All over the UK rescue centres full of dogs desperately needing homes. Many dogs are given as presents over the Christmas period and then are dumped at a shelter in January as the ‘present’ wasn’t properly thought through.”
“Getting a dog is something that needs a lot of thought and commitment. If you decide to get a dog, please consider adopting a dog from a shelter, those are the ones in need!”
Also featured in the music video campaign is K9 Angels Patron Sue Barker OBE who has given a forever home to Batty – rescued by the K 9 Angels.
Passionate animal lover and fitness Guru Angie Best also lends her voice and support for the campaign.
The K9 Angels and their supporters are appealing to the public to pledge not to buy a puppy this Christmas, and to always adopt a dog – don’t shop.
The song was written & sang by the K-9 Angels co-founder Pola Pospieszalska who wrote the song about her rescue dog, Annabel.
“We passionately believe that it is always better to opt to adopt rather than shop for a puppy and dogs are not presents and should never be given as presents.”
“In the weeks leading up to Christmas puppies can be shipped in from puppy mills. Some are healthy and many are not. All are bred and born in inhumane, often filthy conditions.”
“Every time a dog is purchased from an irresponsible breeder or mill operator, it is incentive for those businesses to keep running. So while you may give a puppy mill baby a good home for Christmas, her mother remains back at the mill, having litter after litter until she’s too sick or old to reproduce – at which point she’s disposed of.”