2 My QuestionCan 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 HypothesisI 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 internetBook sources:Researched with GalePersonal experience:I own a cat and gerbilInterviewsInterviewed 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 dog24% own two dogs9% own three or more dogsAverage: owners have 1.7 dogs19% 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 cat56% owners own more than 1 catAverage: owners have 2 cats (2.45)More female cats are owned than male (70% vs. 65%)22% owned cats were adopted from a shelterCat 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 ownerFinancial stressvet bills and food
12 Different Types of Pets… Some people like more interactive petsDogs (mainly)Some people like low maintenance petsFish, rodents, cats
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