“An animal as a gift is not good because the animals can reach people who do not have the right care can give”, warns Nick De Meulemeester from the Vogelopvangcentrum in Merelbeke.Read also Wildlife gets six caimans in garage
The centre captures normally only wild animals. But out of necessity, take care of them each year, about 1,000 domestic animals. Usually it is pets that people there or in the wild have left behind. To that number to get down, calls the shelter to pets, it is impossible to give.
in Addition, it is illegal for animals to give to children under the age of sixteen years in which no consent from the parents was asked.