Welcome to Bowne Park Civic Association
Save the Date: June 26 Concert in the Park
Information from our General Meeting in March
A presentation on neighborhood and home security by Officer Burger
A Meet & Greet with our new Council Member Vickie Paladino
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Shady Tactics of Pet Stores Hidden from Buyers
“A surprising number of people still don’t know that pet stores are bad places to acquire a dog—that they are, in fact, the harmless-looking, public face of a very shady and often cruel industry.”
- Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills.
- Fancy-sounding registrations are mostly meaningless sales tactics.
- Payment plans are unethical and exploitive.
Gifting of Animals
Gifting of animals for holiday events or any other events is detrimental to animals and a responsibility that recipients don’t necessarily want. Many such ‘gifts’ are discarded because there is no interest in the animals or they are too difficult to take care of.
These animals are typically euthanized or dumped somewhere where they die because they cannot take care of themselves.
Please do not gift animals. They are living, sentient beings that need a lot of care and love.
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Earlier this month, several guinea pigs were dumped in Prospect Park and left for dead.
Luckily someone willing to rescue them passed by to help. Without this person’s support, these animals would have frozen to death, starved to death, or would have been attacked by hawks circling above.
Guinea pigs depend on humans to survive.
Allowing guinea pigs to be purchased, unsterilized, from pet stores in the city leads to rapid reproduction and overflowing shelters struggling to keep up with the intake.
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