Increasing pets are being bought by people in Japan due to the amount of time spent at home during covid-19 outbreak.
Unfortunately, the same owners also abandoned their pets such as dogs & cats as soon as they realize financial commitment of having pets and some having financial difficulties.
Pets sale increased by 30-40% between June & July compared with a normal year according to Japan Pet Communications Co.
Non-profit organizations and shelters are taking back pets that were given a new home few years ago. “The novel coronavirus has left me with no work, and I cannot afford to keep them anymore.” said one of the pet owners when giving back the pets.
Between April and June, one of the organizations, Inu Jouto Centre in Tokyo, alone had at least 15 cases as pet owners asked the branch to take in puppies that they had bought, as they couldn’t care for them anymore.
Owners are responsible for keeping their pets until they die. We urge would-be owners to think well about whether they can fulfill that role.the center’s chairman said