A pet is an animal kept for
enjoyment or a househeld
animal, as opposed to
animals, working animals
or sport animals, which are
kept for economic reasons.
The most popular pets are
chosen for their loyalty or
playful characteristics, or
their attractive appearance.
The space necessary for pets that allows them the development of their
physiological and ecological activities of natural form.
The physiological activities are those that refer to the nourishment, rest,
hygiene, reproduction and expulsion of excrements.
The ethological needs are those referred to the behaviour of the animal:
their way of being, his customs, his needs of relationship and interaction
with other alive beings of his same or different species.
The needs of space for every animal
species are different:
Dogs: need a minimum of space for them. They need a space to sleep and to
eat. It depends on the type of dog and the size they are. The owners must
provide them with the proportional space they need. All types of dog need to
go out every day in order to develop their primary needs.
Cats: belong to the better adapted group of pets to human beings life. They
demand to be fed when they are hungry and they only eat what they like.
Cats love having people nearby if we offers them care but it is well known
they do not like dogs. They like soft, warm and calm places. The ideal place
would be a cushion that could be often washed , as every season they loss
hair more or less abundantly.
Fish: In an aquarium must have enough to move widely and be provided with food
Birds: must be in wide cages and of easy access. A lot of times we have seen some
small birds kept in cage where they scarcely are able to stretch completely their
Reptiles: you must be careful if you have a reptile at home , sometimes
they can be dangerous.
Exotics animals: Parrots: they need a big living space. The cage must be big
because they needs to spread their wings completely. It needs attention: food, water,
space, cleanliness and love, the act like children. Their wings are partially cut to
avoid hitting against walls or glasses at home. Iguana: They need a constant
temperature between 25º C - 30º C. That is possible to be solved with heating grids
of terrariums or calorific stones. We must be sure that we have enough space for
CAWS means “Community Society of Well-being Animal” where
workers are voluntaries, they do not receive wages for their jobs. All the
money is for the animals. The objective is "to work with the community
to help animals".
To provide the animals well-being .
To give courses to foment the adoption of the program from their Web
site, announcements of periodic adoption and to regulate the adoption.
CAWS animals live in volunteers´ houses until they are adopted. If those
pets are not treated properly by their adoptive family ,will be returned to
It activates and encourages Spay ovary aggressiveness.
To provide public education and information about the responsibilities of
having a company pet.
To carry out the “cat programs” (TAVRM), that is in charge of street cats,
improving their life reducing the number of wild cats in the streets.
● Citizens for Animal Protection is a non-profit organization,
founded in 1972, which shelters, rescues and places homeless
animals for adoption with loving families. CAP advocates respect
and compassion for animal life and provides humane education
to help to prevent cruelty to animals.
● CAP speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves through
the following programs and services.
● CAP offers a range of vital services. But, of course, these
services cost money. Your tax-deductible contribution to Citizens
for Animal Protection is one of the most satisfying and
worthwhile investments you can make for pets and people. Your
money can mean the difference between life and death for an
animal in trouble.
Destination: the 21% were returned, the 52% adopted
and the 16% killed.
With microchip: only the 18% of dogs were implanted microchip.
Sex: the 50% were male and the other 50% female.
Ages: the 28% were piggy, the 50% adults and the 22% seniors.
Size: the 32% were of small breed, the 37% median breed and the
31% big breed.
State of the animals: the 60% presented a healthy appearance, the
25% had a disease and a 14% suffered some type of mistreatment.
ABANDONED CAT’S PROFILE
Destination: euthanasia’s percentage has raised, 42 %, whereas
the returns includes only 5 % and the adoptions 37 %.
Microchip: only 3 % of the quiet cats take microchip.
Sex: males overcame slightly females, with a 53 %.
Ages: the number of kitties is 4 %, adult cats 41% and seniors 14 %.
Animals´ state: As it happens with dogs, the majority of cats that
were gathered were presenting a healthy appearance (60 %), 25 %
had some diseases and about 14 % had suffered some type of
Most of the stolen dogs are sent to:
1. Baby and illegal sales (there were stolen
dogs of small races, of easy exit on the
2. The hunt (hunting dogs were stolen to be
3. Illegal fights.
TRAVEL WITH ANIMALS
Travelling by plane with a domestic animal it is necessary to follow a step:
To be carried out in cages.
To have into account : Institute Lazaretto, is an organism dependent on
the SENASA (National Service of Health and Food-processing Quality).
Some countries such as , Malta, England, Ireland, Sweden, Japan,
Australia, New Zealand and South Africa animal are requested a six
months quarantine and in addition, a study of antibodies in blood that only
could be done in The United States or Europe.
For the rest of Europe, the anti-rabies vaccination must be applied at
least 21 days before the official certification - the vaccine must be
done by SENASA - and the placement of a microchip for the
identification of the animal is compulsory. The only alternative is the
accomplishment of a tattoo.
As for the animal flight companions, they are all asked for the same
requirement: to be able to move with certain freedom inside his cage.
Prices change according to the company.
Argentina airlines ask for a15 dollars per kilo fee depending on the