Looking for a special Christmas gift this year?
A new pet might be the perfect fit for your family, but there are some things you need to consider first.
The Quincy Animal Shelter says some people don't realize how expensive a pet can be. Food, shots, and other necessities can quickly add up.
Also a pet shouldn't be an impulse buy. Workers at the animal shelter hate to see someone excited to buy a pet, just to return it.
"And then we may get them back a few months later. Because it was just a present, kids don't have interest in them anymore," Lacey Platt with the Quincy Animal Shelter, said. "So we really want to stress that if someone adopts an animal for a Christmas present that they realize it's a life time commitment for that animal."
The Quincy Animal Shelter is holding a Christmas Adoption Event this weekend. Santa will be there on Saturday to take pictures with people and their pets.
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