The responsible owner’s 15 commitments

On the occasion of the second World Day Against Abandonment,
I pledge to be a responsible owner of the pet I have adopted.
Whether it’s a cat, a dog, a rabbit, a ferret or any other « new pet », whether it’s old, young, sick, handicapped, I commit to my pet to :

 

Pet owner's charter

1

I DON’T ADOPT YOU
ON A WHIM

 
Whether I buy it or receive it for free, adopting a pet is a thoughtful act. Adoption is a commitment.

2

I IDENTIFY YOU

 

 Identification is compulsory in France for cats and dogs. I respect the law by giving it an identity. This is proof of my commitment and an assurance of finding it in the event of loss, running away or theft.

3

I'M STERILIZING YOU

 

If I am not a breeder, sterilization is a guarantee against unwanted litters, causes of many abandonments.

4

I WATCH OVER
YOUR HEALTH

 

I provide my animal with regular veterinary checks, have it vaccinated and treated when it is sick or injured.

5

I PROVIDE YOUR FOOD
AND YOUR DRINK

 
I provide it with several meals a day, without lack or excess in order to provide it with the needs related to its species, age and state of health.

6

I PROVIDE FOR YOUR COMFORT AND WELL-BEING

 

 I agree to provide it with a place of life that gives it security and comfort.

7

I’M NOT IGNORING YOU

 

I provide my pet with activities, contact with other pets and with humans within and outside the family.

8

I’M TAKING YOU ON VACATION WITH ME

 

 Adopting an animal is a year-round commitment. If I am unable to take it on holiday, I undertake to entrust its care to a responsible person, either free of charge or for a fee.

9

I'M EDUCATING YOU

 
Education allows a dog to live in harmony with its peers and humans, regardless of its age.

10

I RESPECT THE LAW AND LOCAL DECISIONS REGARDING YOUR SPECIES

 

Respect for the law avoids exposing oneself to lawsuits which could harm the fate of your animal (wearing a muzzle, picking up droppings, barking, etc.).

11

I’M NOT EXPLOITING YOU

 
Either in illegal activities of fights, bets and shows that harm its well-being, its security and its survival.

12

I'M NOT HAVING YOU EUTHANIZED FOR COMFORT

 

Euthanasia is an act that is decided in consultation with the veterinarian in order to shorten the suffering, both psychological and physical, of the animal only.

13

I'M NOT MISTREATING YOU

 
Voluntarily or involuntarily, making an animal suffer is an act of cruelty punishable by law. If the disease exposes the animal to suffering, the veterinarian must do everything to relieve it.

14

I'M NOT ABANDONING YOU

 

Abandonment, other than for compelling reasons or unless you propose the animal to a shelter, is an offense punishable by law.

15

I LOVE YOU 


By ensuring daily time with my pet for sharing, exchange and activity with fellow humans, my family and myself.

 

Sign the responsible owner’s chart

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