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What you should consider before giving pets as gifts

The Humane Society says a lot of people return adopted pets after the holidays. The Humane Society says a lot of people return adopted pets after the holidays.
Dawn Blanton Dawn Blanton
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Many of you will consider adopting or buying pets for the holiday season, but folks at the Humane Society want to make sure you're prepared for the responsibility. 

Every year, the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society sees an increase in people returning adopted pets after Christmas. 

Director Dawn Blanton said many people underestimate the responsibility of adopting a new pet.

Potty training and proofing your house for a new pet are just a couple of things you need to consider before adopting. 

"We do try to educate and we do ask a lot of questions, but it's not for our benefit, it's for that dog's benefit," said Blanton. "We just want to make sure that dog is getting into a permanent home."

Blanton urges you to do your research before making the important decision to adopt. 

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