Study indicates that 70% of owners did not think about implications of having a dog
(QCOSTARICA) Costa Ricans are impulsive when purchasing the a dog, indicates a recent study that says 70% of owners do not think about the implications of having a dog, leading to negligence in care and even abandonment of the pet.
According to the figures of the study, 45.5% of the dogs reach Tico households as a gift, regardless of whether the person can take of the pet or able to do for then next 15 years; 22.9% of the dogs are claimed to have been purchased, and 20.7% are claimed to have been adopted or picked up from the street.
The figures are from World Animal Protection Costa Rica.
What alarms veterinarians is the