In an effort to ensure cats and dogs are happy during Christmas, the UK government is offering up to $1,000 for those who take time to take their pet for a walk on the festive island.
A walk can take from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the height of the house, and how busy it is.
“We are offering these incentives because we want to ensure the people who come here will have the opportunity to enjoy the Christmas spirit,” said the British Cats Association’s chief executive, Ian Stewart.
“They are here to enjoy it and not just to have it for the money.”
It’s an initiative that could save thousands of lives in the UK.
This year, the Royal British Legion and Royal Scottish Anglian College will host a walk for free to help pets with stress.
This is due to a rising number of people being exposed to the holidays’ stresses by their pets.
“When it comes to our pets, we don’t have a lot of time to go out and enjoy ourselves,” said Mr Stewart.
If you’d like to take part in the walk, you’ll need to get your pet to the Royal Welsh College’s centre of excellence on Christmas Eve and December 25th.
The charity will pay for the walk and all the expenses for the person taking part.
“It’s the only way we can do this,” said Dr Anne Kelly, who is treating her pet, Lily, with a stress disorder.
Lily is a male Staffordshire bull terrier, which means she is one of the UK’s top breeders of poodles.
Dr Kelly said she was also concerned about the number of dogs and cats being sick.
“I don’t know how we can take any chances with our pets if we’re worried about them getting sick,” she said.
“The risk of them getting ill is very high.”
If you’ve ever been a cat or dog owner, you’ve probably been asked to make an appointment with a vet.
But if you’ve just got a small furry friend who is being overly affectionate or otherwise stressed, there’s a good chance your pet could get a sniffle.
In a survey, about a third of people said they’d rather not do this with their pet.
It could mean the end of your pet’s life.
If the sniffles are severe, they can also be life-threatening.
So be prepared to be a little extra cautious with your pet.
“Some people are very comfortable with a little bit of affection and affection is good,” Dr Kelly added.
“If they’ve been stressed and the sniffle is really bad, then they can die.”