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Forget the surprise if you're thinking of giving a pet as a holiday present

Giving a pet as a blind gift isn't recommended, but offering one without the surprise element and with a little planning can enrich the lives of animals and humans alike. That's especially important now, when shelters and rescue groups are experiencing crisis-level numbers of animals due to the economy and higher costs for supplies.


Lauren Fridman, 26, signed up for the RBC Training Ground regional qualifier in Calgary. Photo: House of Common studio / James Park
RBC Olympian, Eden Wilson (Bobsled) trains at the Canadian Sports Institute Calgary. Photo credit: Devon Hawkins.