June 2, 2023

Kilkenny’s cat and dog lovers put their purr-fect pals above their partners

KILKENNY is famous for its connection with cats, and as we celebrate St Valentine’s Day it seems most of us care more about our pets than our partners.

According to a new survey, the majority of people in Kilkenny and across the country put their four-legged pals before their actual human partner.

Over two-thirds (67%) of those polled said they could never get rid of their pet, and if their partner couldn’t accept it, they would have to go.

It found 96% of people regard their dog or cat as a member of their family; 54% said they would find it harder to leave their dog or cat for a week than their family or partner because they can keep in touch with their partner and family on the phone or on skype.

The survey was conducted for Aldi to mark their Big Pet Event on February 21.

Some 72% of people surveyed had a dog, 19% had a cat and 9% had both a dog and a cat.


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