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The REALITY of dumping you pet

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Dumb Excuses for Dumping Pets

Subject: Sound Familiar? Pass these VOID excuses far and wide!

When you care about animals, work with, or rescue them, you can't stomach people's excuses as to why they "suddenly can't care for" their own. You are essentially telling us that for whatever lame reason you come up with; you no longer wish to be responsible for your pet. Here are solutions..

Be responsible enough to take care of a baby AND a pet. You had your pet first. This is called being an adult! The thought of someone giving up their loving pet, especially after having this animal for years, is just heartbreaking. Animals don't need your excuses. They need family they can truly TRUST.

If you are allergic, you knew this before. You don't suddenly become deathly allergic to them one day. Most people are allergic to pollen or mold, don't always blame it on a pet. If you will simply wipe your cat or dog down each day with a damp cloth, problem solved. The true allergy is to the dander, not the fur itself. "Dusting off" your pet daily can prevent attacks and pointless excuses. If this is an issue for you in the first place, please do NOT adopt a dog or a cat, only to give them up. It's simply not fair.

Are you suddenly too busy for a dog or cat? Please. We waste time on many pointless things. Anyone can find 10 minutes at the end of a day, to sit with our dog or cat. Spending time with pets is therapeutic and lowers blood pressure! Your pet has been waiting for you all day.

The least you can do is spend time with them. For all the people you encounter or talk to all day that may not deserve your time, your pet is always deserving of it. Pets don't want your excuses; they only want you to love them.

For all the people who dump their dogs and cats off at a shelter, be ashamed of yourselves. When you are driving away, leaving your pet behind to grieve and likely end up euthanized, take a few moments to reflect on what an asshole you are.

The reality is when you dump off your animal, regardless of the reason, they don't know know WHY. They are waiting for you to return; to take them home. They often whine, cry and even yelp as if in pain because you abandoned them.

When you never show up or it sinks in that you aren't coming back, they become severely depressed, often refusing to eat. This is the sight irresponsible people spare themselves, while shelter workers have to care for and comfort your grieving pet.

Animals show us unconditional love. Show them love and respect in return.
Not excuses.

by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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Yogamom08
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM
I completely agree
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Luna091306
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM

 I agree with you. An pet is not just an animal, they should be a family member.

Quoting 428pm:

ridiculous eh?

So animal workers, experts and ALLERGISTS reccommendations are ridiculous?

No, giving up on an animal becuase "they're just an animal" is ridiculous and shows what kind of person you are.

And btw both my son and I are allergic to cats, we have 2 and have NO SYMPTOMS using that method.

GET EDUCATED

Quoting Anonymous:

The animal was there first? That means they are more important than your baby? And you absolutely can develop allergies suddenly. My Aunt in her 40's developed an allergy to her cat that she absolutely loves and has had cats her whole life. The cat is an outside cat now because she simply couldn't handle the swollen itchy eyes anymore. My husband also developed an allergy to cats in his 20's. I let my dad keep my cat and my husband hasn't had an issue since. Also wiping them down with a damp cloth daily does not take away all the allergens. What a ridiculous post...


 

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alf2651
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I completely agree with you.

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MsRkg
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM
Agree a million times over. I would rather move heaven and earth than re-home one of my pets or ever give them up no matter how much it cost me. Giving them up is not an option in my world.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:17 PM
For some, the wiping down method might work, but for others it is simply not enough. Myself, for example. It'sjust too risky, I almost died from an allergy that came out of nowhere. I love cats, but will never have one again.

You can't generalize the allergy aspect this way and still be accurate, it's just not that simple.

Quoting 428pm:

ridiculous eh?

So animal workers, experts and ALLERGISTS reccommendations are ridiculous?

No, giving up on an animal becuase "they're just an animal" is ridiculous and shows what kind of person you are.

And btw both my son and I are allergic to cats, we have 2 and have NO SYMPTOMS using that method.

GET EDUCATED

Quoting Anonymous:

The animal was there first? That means they are more important than your baby? And you absolutely can develop allergies suddenly. My Aunt in her 40's developed an allergy to her cat that she absolutely loves and has had cats her whole life. The cat is an outside cat now because she simply couldn't handle the swollen itchy eyes anymore. My husband also developed an allergy to cats in his 20's. I let my dad keep my cat and my husband hasn't had an issue since. Also wiping them down with a damp cloth daily does not take away all the allergens. What a ridiculous post...


428pm
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Bad times happen, but your pets are your responsiblity.  I've been in hard times and made it through.  I made sacrifices.  Just like us moms make sacrifices for the rest of our family members, we makes sacrifices for our pets because they depend on us.


Quoting babyblue415:

what if u can't afford to feed it after so and so many years.  eiher way i agree, i love cats and dog but still havn't gotten one cuz i know better that i cant afford one now.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM
So you would rather have the owner just toss that pet out the window of their car as they are driving down the road which is what happened to our newest dog? We may have to take him to the shelter as we are breaking the two pet limit requirement our housing area has. Another popular method for getting rid of unwanted pets around her is to dump them off alongside l-40 and let an 18 wheeler turn them into a pancake roadkill. If said pet owner is a small degree humane, they just drive to the next town and turn that dog loose. Said dog is either shot, run over, or mauled by a wild animal. I have also seen people just stop feeding their animal altogether. We have no animal control person out here on the rez and the rez police won't handle animal calls unless it's a dog bite, so yeah I have made the 50 mile drive to the shelter with a halfdead dog fully aware that it would be put under before I left town. So, you see that shelter and being put under is sometimes a kinder fate.
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428pm
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM

you have no idea how many use allergies as an EXCUSE.  There is much more than that you can do, and sudden severe allergies are EXTREMELY rare.


Quoting Anonymous:

For some, the wiping down method might work, but for others it is simply not enough. Myself, for example. It'sjust too risky, I almost died from an allergy that came out of nowhere. I love cats, but will never have one again.

You can't generalize the allergy aspect this way and still be accurate, it's just not that simple.

Quoting 428pm:

ridiculous eh?

So animal workers, experts and ALLERGISTS reccommendations are ridiculous?

No, giving up on an animal becuase "they're just an animal" is ridiculous and shows what kind of person you are.

And btw both my son and I are allergic to cats, we have 2 and have NO SYMPTOMS using that method.

GET EDUCATED

Quoting Anonymous:

The animal was there first? That means they are more important than your baby? And you absolutely can develop allergies suddenly. My Aunt in her 40's developed an allergy to her cat that she absolutely loves and has had cats her whole life. The cat is an outside cat now because she simply couldn't handle the swollen itchy eyes anymore. My husband also developed an allergy to cats in his 20's. I let my dad keep my cat and my husband hasn't had an issue since. Also wiping them down with a damp cloth daily does not take away all the allergens. What a ridiculous post...



428pm
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

you clearly didnt read the post.

Quoting Anonymous:

So you would rather have the owner just toss that pet out the window of their car as they are driving down the road which is what happened to our newest dog? We may have to take him to the shelter as we are breaking the two pet limit requirement our housing area has. Another popular method for getting rid of unwanted pets around her is to dump them off alongside l-40 and let an 18 wheeler turn them into a pancake roadkill. If said pet owner is a small degree humane, they just drive to the next town and turn that dog loose. Said dog is either shot, run over, or mauled by a wild animal. I have also seen people just stop feeding their animal altogether. We have no animal control person out here on the rez and the rez police won't handle animal calls unless it's a dog bite, so yeah I have made the 50 mile drive to the shelter with a halfdead dog fully aware that it would be put under before I left town. So, you see that shelter and being put under is sometimes a kinder fate.


Emilytrademark
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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This is so incredibly touching *sarcasm*

Take a look at how animals are treated in the food processing system then we can talk about loving animals.

ETA- if you can barely afford to feed your children in this economy, rehome your pets. If your children are allergic to your cat, find it a new home. Your children are your responsibility.

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