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1 Pets and People By: Clarissa Dixon

2 My Question Can pets affect peoples’ outlook on life?

3 My Sub-questions Can pets affect someone’s care giving skills?
Can pets affect a person financially? Can pets affect people in a negative way? How de different types of animals affect people?

4 My Hypothesis I think that animals can affect people in any type of way. Having pets can often provide people with helpful skills. They can teach responsibility and can teach people and kids care giving skills.

5 How I found my Information…
Web sources: Researched on the internet Book sources: Researched with Gale Personal experience: I own a cat and gerbil Interviews Interviewed various people w/different types of pets.

6 The Statistics (Dogs) About 77.5 million owned dogs in US
39% of US households own at least one dog. 67% own one dog 24% own two dogs 9% own three or more dogs Average: owners have 1.7 dogs 19% of dogs were adopted from a shelter. Average: owners spent $225 on vet bills/visits annually. 75% owned dogs are spayed/neutered.

7 Statistics (Cats) About 93.6 owned cats in the US
33% US households own at least 1 cat 56% owners own more than 1 cat Average: owners have 2 cats (2.45) More female cats are owned than male (70% vs. 65%) 22% owned cats were adopted from a shelter Cat owners spend about $203 on annual vet visits. 87% owned cats are spayed/neutered

8 Some of the things that owning a pet has an affect on…

9 Skills Responsibility Care giving Time Management Respect
Conscientiousness of your actions

10 Finances… Costs of your pet: Vet bills Food Care Special needs
medication

11 Negative aspects… Mistreatment of the animal
Wrong type of pet for the owner Financial stress vet bills and food

12 Different Types of Pets…
Some people like more interactive pets Dogs (mainly) Some people like low maintenance pets Fish, rodents, cats

13 Works Cited Aleccia, JoNel. "Steep Vet Bills, Sour Economy Doom More Pets - Pet Health- Msnbc.com." Breaking News, Weather, Business, Health, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Travel, Science, Technology, Local, US & World News- Msnbc.com. MSNBC, 26 Mar Web. 15 Apr <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/ >. Brady, Diane, and Christopher Palmaeri. "The Pet Economy." BusinessWeek - Business News, Stock Market & Financial Advice. 6 Aug Web. 15 Apr <http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_32/b htm>. Brady, Diane, and Christopher Palmaeri. "The Pet Economy." BusinessWeek - Business News, Stock Market & Financial Advice. 6 Aug Web. 22 Apr <http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_32/b htm>. Douda, Dennis. "Furry Companions Healthy For Body And Mind - Wcco.com." Minneapolis/St. Paul Breaking News, Weather, Video, Traffic and Sports for Minnesota from WCCO-TV. 9 Mar Web. 15 Apr <http://wcco.com/pets/pets.health.benefits html>. Grier, Katherine C. "Pet Care." Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America. Ed. Gary S. Cross. Vol. 2. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 12 Apr "How Pets Help People." Better Homes and Gardens - Home Decorating and Remodeling Ideas, Gardening, Recipes, and More. Web. 15 Apr <http://www.bhg.com/health- family/pets/care/how-pets-help-people/>. O'Neal, Angela. "Pets." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Vol. 4. Detroit: St. James Press, Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 9 Apr "U.S. Pet Ownership Statistics." Humanesociety.org. 30 Dec Web. 15 Apr <humanesociety.org/.../pet_ownership_s...>.


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