UGH! I'm am soo peeved at my boyfriends friends They had two kittens that they rescued and kept them for a year then they just recently moved to a new apartment. The kitties were upset and pooping in the bathtub and misbehaving. They didn't even TRY cat nip, scratching posts, treats, lavender, or Feliway! They just after a week took them to a Kill Shelter!
People just disgust me when they act like this! These kitties had only them to depend on and were saved by them and now they were just given up and most likely won't get adopted since they requested that they stay together since they were brother and sister.
I mean wouldn't most people at LEAST give it a month before doing something so drastic? It just breaks my heart and I hope these people will NEVER get pets again if this is how they view it.
That is sad. Unfortunately, it's more common than we want. There's a list somewhere Gudewife posted that I've seen several times about why people dump their pets.
(Trying to find a silver lining). But then there are those of us that are willing to deal with their pets along with any of their issues, and there is a shift in thinking of our companion friends as more than just disposable animals. Our numbers are growing, and we are doing a lot of good by spreading the word and changing people's opinions (in a nice way).
Yes! Adopting a pet is a commitment to care and protect them for LIFE. I hate stories like this, too!
My uncle and aunt (he's a doctor) are like this. They have owned at least 20 dogs over the past 20 years. Maybe more! They get them when they're puppies and then get rid of them when they start acting up (every puppy acts up) and/or when they just get tired of them.
They obviously consider a pet something to help decorate their house - something that can easily be disposed of.... and the really terrible thing is that their three children are learning that that's what owning a pet is all about.