GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)- As folks return Christmas gifts, dogs and cats are among some of the gifts on people’s return list.
According to animal shelters and animal organizations there are a number of animals returned following the Christmas holiday. The Pitt County Animal Shelter says it has already received calls from people looking to return animals.
“Sadly, after the holidays, we usually get returns up through January and February. People that maybe didn’t think it through all the way, didn’t realize the time commitment, and didn’t realize the costs of an animal,” said Pitt County Animal Shelter Director, Michele Whaley.
Some of the reasons for returned animals are the dog or cat not fitting into the family or the animals has too much energy.