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has anyone adopted a aminal?

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connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 11:07:50

just thought id ask, thining of adoption one for dp, standing joke that he is obsessed with donkeys and pandas and just thought it would be an ideal gift, are they a con? any advice welcome x

expatinscotland Thu 10-Feb-05 11:29:48

They're not a con at all! We adopted one through Canine Defense League. They have a fantastic programme by which a dog can be permanently fostered by an elderly person. When the animal needs vet care, it's paid by the charity (many pensioners can't afford to keep pets for that reason), as is all the animal's food and such. If the keeper gets too ill to care for the animal, the dog goes back to the charity.

Find a reputable charity, like World Wildlife Fund, SPCA, NCDFL, etc. and you can't go wrong.

connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 11:43:53

thankyou been on wwf and it seems to be good, itll be a joke between us but he'd love the fact that he was 'adopting' one of his favorite animals.... you think it would be a good birthday gift

expatinscotland Thu 10-Feb-05 12:19:28

I'd like to 'adopt' one myself for my bday

nailpolish Thu 10-Feb-05 12:22:51

for my friends 30th birthday i gave her a years adoption of an snowy owl at edinburgh zoo (she loves owls)

you get newsletters every month, your name on the owl enclosure (woooo!) and lots of news on how your owl is doing, free tickets to the zoo etc

she LOVED it!

i would say it was more aimed at kiddies but who cares!

connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 12:40:20

yeah who cares, he always wanted a pet donkey when he was young and obvioulsy his mam wouldnt buy him one, so now he offically can have one off me

Titania Thu 10-Feb-05 12:41:27

i think its a fab idea!!! go for it!

connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 12:43:08

yeah i will my nick name is joey... for joanne and i've just found a donkey who need adopted call joey... now how purfect and must have is that for him, i'll try and do a link and show you's x

Beetroot Thu 10-Feb-05 12:43:48

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connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 13:06:51

whey hey now the offical owner of a pet donkey called joey

secur Thu 10-Feb-05 13:14:00

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fisil Thu 10-Feb-05 13:15:34

hey, well done. I adopted two goats for dp's b'day once (we had a standing joke about his goat obsession). They used to write letters to us, and we even visited them!

connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 13:24:13

yeah well thats the same here when dp was little he used to go on holiday with his parents and use to spend the whold week looking after the donkeys on the beach and used to be gutted his mam wouldnt let him take them home so this has become a joke about his obsession with donkeys so im sure he'll love our new addition to the family!

Hausfrau Thu 10-Feb-05 13:24:44

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connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 13:25:16

just been telling my friends and they think i'm of my rocker it was you lot who talked me into it

Chandra Thu 10-Feb-05 13:54:05

let us known how your DP react to the gift, please I'm sure he will be touched

connyflower Thu 10-Feb-05 13:57:29

i shall do thanks everyone for showing an interest usually i start them and get no responce so THANKS x

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