People need to realize the significance of this post, because when I reblogged it it was just blank so I think some people may not understand what this is trying to say
Adopting an animal (or buying from someone close to you who has recently had puppies, kittens, etc) is not like simply going to the store and buying a toy. You do not just get to throw it away once you are done with it and it stops being cute in your eyes
This is a real living thing that has emotions, needs, and wants, not something to be thrown away when YOU are done after YOU entered at commitment to raise and care for this animal.
What’s just as bad as dumping the animal off just anywhere you want, whether it be on the side of the road or in a shelter, is that a lot of these animals end up dying after that. Animals are NOT always adopted and strays are not always picked up. Animals can get put down, run over, tortured, and a list of other things
People should really think about what they are responsible for before they bring an animal into their life
Not to mention that that animal loves you, you are his world, and when you drop him off at the shelter - or worse, in the street - you are abandoning him. He doesn’t know what he did wrong, he thinks you’ll come back, maybe you just dropped him off for a bit and you’ll come back to him.
Not only did you make a commitment, but that animal loves you and throwing them away isn’t just breaking that commitment, it’s throwing away someone who doesn’t understand why you don’t love him anymore and where you went.
This is so important. Animals are NOT toys you just can’t return them because you got bored. Think first before you buy a cute little puppy for your stupid girlfriend or sister or whatever. Okay. This just make me so mad that I can’t keep talking about it. Seriously you have no heart if you do this. Seriously
This shit pisses me off
How could you be so hateful to that poor puppy who loves you
:( can someone draw this poor guy a happy ending?
Getting a pet is an awesome thing, but it is not only a serious choice it’s signing up for YEARS of responsibility. Most folks know that, but it deserves to be said. A puppy is cute, but it will become a full grown dog one day and if you aren’t willing to take care of it then, don’t adopt it as a puppy.
Also, the amount of dogs that are pulled out of the south because people refuse to spay or neuter their animals. I have 2 dogs that came from NC with 30 other dogs that people have just dumped at shelters.
The amount of loving animals I see everyday that are abandoned is ridiculous. This needs to stop. If you want an animal, adopt a dog or a cat. If you do get a puppy or kitten please know that puppy or kitten will turn into a dog or cat. If you can’t handle that, don’t get an animal.
This is one reason why I’m glad I got my baby from the Hannah Society. They make you wait a week, and you have to go through a class to make sure you really want the pet.
I work at a pet store that sells solely birds and I see this crap every single day. People don’t understand what they’re getting themselves into and birds typically live longer than most pets. So I see so many birds that are deeply bonded to someone and never bond with anyone else again. Or they picked up such bad habits like swearing or biting or whatever and no one has the patience to break them of these habits and show them how to trust and love again. Birds are so misunderstood and I see so many people half-ass their ownership or just not care. It’s sickening and makes me hate people. These creatures can love, trust, hurt, hate, and mourn just like humans. They deserve the best that we can give them.
And personally, I see neglect and abuse to animals as the same as child abuse/neglect. These people tend to not be good parents to children either. There needs to be a offender list.