Respectful co-existence with those animals which we share our lives with means making sure we guarantee their well-being, making sure all their physical, psychological and emotional needs are covered. This means health, food, attention, care, space, time, etc.
In order to achieve this, before bringing an animal into the home, the family must decide whether it will be able to take responsibility for it and cover all its needs. They should consider the time that they will be able to take it for walks, play and dedicate attention to it; the economic cost which goes with having an animal at home; planning for holidays; possible behavioural problems and any other problems that may arise.
We also consider other aspects like sterilisation and identification to be fundamental parts of respectful co-existence, as well as getting advice from a professional in order to have all the knowledge needed to understand our animal or be able to resolve any behavioural problems that may arise.
In 2017, the FAADA campaign “Sóc Responsable” helped the identification of 5,564 animals and the sterilisation of 8,439.
The abandonment of animals considered to be “pets” is one of the biggest social evils of our country. A good co-existence with them would help to alleviate this problem. At FAADA we are trying to offer practical solutions to a terrible situation for animals and which, with a few simple guidelines, help from all areas and political will, has a really simple solution.