This just irks me. People will be dirt poor, and have 3 dogs 2 cats and an iguana, or whatever. 8 dogs. 12 cats. You know the people. They can barely afford to take care of themselves, they barely feed their pets, don't get them proper veterinary care or training. Usually pick pets because they are "cute" or "cool" rather than because they are a good fit for the person/family.
My mother lives out in the boonies and has a neighbor like this. Lives in this singlewide trailer that should SERIOUSLY be condemned. Not kidding. It's in horrible condition. Yard is strewn with beer cans. Horse trailer full of beer and soda cans and bottles. Mom is a crack addict. They can barely feed themselves and their kids, but they have 2 pits, breed chihuahuas, 4 cats, a snake...and recently got HORSES. OMG.
Am I wrong to be irritated by this? These animals are NOT well taken care of. They are seriously underfed, not trained at all, crawling with fleas, and act like every human they see is going to kick them. Several neighbors, my mother included, have complained, but nobody ever does anything.
I just really hate it when people get an animal just because it's "cute" and then neglect it and/or treat it badly. We found our two cats homes when we had a baby because I knew I wouldn't be able to handle their antics with a newborn in the house. We waited until we knew that we were ready financially and emotionally to adopt a dog; researched breeds to find the perfect dog for our family. Monitored craigslist and petfinder for months to find the RIGHT dog for us. (a two year old AKC registered Shiba Inu, perfectly trained, perfectly behaved former showdog whose owner pretty much gave her away because she didn't have time to give her the love she needed.)
Am I just weird for thinking other people should put as much consideration into whatever pet they choose to adopt?
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