How sad that all Gumtree sees is the opportunity to facilitate trade and has no intention of stopping pet sales. We hear such sad stories coming from Gumtree sales and have experienced them ourselves.
At the very least with each sale Gumtree should be forced – they obviously won’t willingly – to warn people advertising the pet to ask to sight driving licences, and visit the intended home, and of the terrible end that can await some of these ‘free’ pets. There is absolutely nothing wrong with searching for a home for your dog or cat that you can no longer keep as long as you are aware of the need to protect them also.
Not have the experience or the inclination, well that is when you head to a community fostercare network, rescue group or shelter.
Read the following article in the Leader: