If you have a dog, I’m sure you’d agree that they aren’t just pets — they’re family.
Unfortunately, some people just don’t see it that way and believe it’s acceptable to give up their pets during significant life changes like moving or getting pregnant. Aditya Raheja and Sanjana Madappa from Bangalore, India, were even criticized when they refused to give their five rescue dogs up while expecting a baby. Instead, they decided to include their pups in an adorable maternity photo shoot and explained in a Facebook post why they’ll never abandon them.
“Being in animal welfare, one of the most common reasons I hear for
giving up a pet is ‘I’m pregnant.’ When I have tried to counsel these
families, I get it thrown back in my face that since I don’t have
children and haven’t experienced a pregnancy, I don’t get to have an
opinion,” Madappa said.
When she did get pregnant, the couple’s friends, family members, and even doctors told them to get rid of their dogs. But Madappa says her furry companions are the reason she got through her difficult pregnancy.
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