I recently presented a talk at the Getting 2 Zero Summit 2017. G2Z is all about rehoming animals and keeping them in their homes. My talk took a slightly different view and looked at dedicated pet owners and what they do, to see if we can learn from them. When the going gets tough – do pet owners get going?
After all, none of us has a perfect life. Difficulties happen – we divorce, meet new partner, have children, move house, lose jobs and our relationships with our pets may be affected by these life changes. I survey pet owners about their lifestyle with their pets. The following slides will take you through how owners feel about their pets…
When the going gets tough – with introduction from Dr Anne Fawcett
You can read the paper here. Just enter the password G2Z.
As always, we end our research with more questions that we started. For instance I ask how dedicated pet owners could help the less dedicated. So many questions! It’s a long journey getting to zero animals unwanted/euthanased but we are taking little steps in the right direction.