From the Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas:
Pets are popular gifts, particularly around the holidays. With emotions high and priorities stretched, giving a pet as a present during the holidays can be stressful for both you and the new pet, even more so if you’re not careful. Better Business Bureau is advising consumers to do their homework before investing in and giving a pet as a present this holiday season.
“While purchasing a pet as a gift may seem like a good idea, make sure the recipient is ready to take on the responsibility”, said Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas. “Remember it’s very important to shop smart and plan ahead to make the experience as enjoyable as possible.”