people tick me off..
Posted 29 June 2007 - 02:31 PM
On the otherhand, I also understand there may be a valid reason for not being able to take care of a pet anymore. Unfortunately it is extremely hard to find other arrangements for a lot of people. Especially cat owners.
I had a friend who had to move away suddenly (her mother in CA has terminal cancer and lives in a no-pet residence). My friend is now living in CA for an undetermined amount of time. There are so many other things going on in her life, that as much as it broke her heart, she just couldn't keep her cat. She only had about a month to move and tried so hard to find a new home. No luck. I tried to help as well. We posted adoption ads everywhere and tried EVERY shelter in the area and constantly got turned down. It was almost as if the shelters were giving us no choice but to dump this cat in the street.
I offered to take the cat in until I could find it a placement. I did not want to keep the cat and had no intention of doing so, but I didn't want to have my friend just abandon it somewhere, especially since it was during the winter. It became to be a bit of a strain to find a place for this cat. I tried shelter after shelter after shelter. I even tried the place she originally adopted the cat from, whih said "If you need to surrender the cat, you must return it back to us or else we will take legal action." Ummm.... what a bunch of crap. They kept giving me the run-around.
Finally I said enough, I was sick of being nice. I went to one of the shelters and told them I had been calling for months and months and that I know NJ shelters can not legally turn away a surrender and pretty much had to force them to take the cat. Believe me, I pretty much cried the whole time because I hate the thought of abandoning a pet (even if it wasn't mine!).
It's easy to judge someone in that situation, but a lot of times, it's hard on them as well. I do love animals though, so don't get me wrong.
Posted 29 June 2007 - 02:44 PM
I actually know a women who gave up her Boston do to a family emergancy and all her money was tied up to help her mom live. Well with that said she paid for boarding at local doggie daycare until that dog was placed in either a foster home or forever home.
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