After completing our £1 million challenge we here at Animal Friends wanted to find out a bit more about pet owners and the charities/rehoming centres that we have helped. To this end we recently carried out a survey taking a look into what it means to be a pet owner in this day and age. Part of the survey took a look at how many people had adopted or rescued their companion. Adopting a pet can be a great way of bringing an animal into your home and is something that should at the very least be considered.
We have produced an info-graphic entitled ‘Starting a Life with Cats & Dogs’ that looks at these statistics in more detail but in summary we found that although 87.2% of people said that they would or had considered adopting a pet in the past; only 43% had actually done so. This led me to think about the factors involved and why some people don’t feel adopting a pet is right for them.