View Full Version : What the he$$ is wrong with people?
January 15th, 2004, 2:33pm
Why do people get pets if they can't take care of them? Of course, I think a lot of people don't realize (or don't really care) that laws are being broken when you have a animal that needs medical attention and you don't get it for them, or you leave them out in the cold, etc. Someone dropped off a medium size hound last week here, at first we thought he was from the farm, but since he has been hanging around our dogs theres a real good chance that he was dropped here. He's so skinny and so scared to be near anyone we can't get anywhere near him. Since my shepherd has been spending 99% of her time in the house with me and not out on her run, I've noticed that he's been hanging out in her dog house. So yesterday I put some fresh new hay in there for him (it's one of the igloo ones that is toasty inside), and I just put out a big bowl of food for him a little while ago, which he just chowed down.
I guess I just don't understand people, ya get a puppy or kitten because they are cute, but when they get older people just drive down a country rode and toss them. We've got a stray cat that Mom and Dad feed over at their house, and plus the terrier that they have now was dropped off by a soldier a couple of years ago when Mom was real sick.
I guess I'm just a big ole' animal lover and believe that people like these folks should be punished to the fullest extent that the law allows.
January 15th, 2004, 2:48pm
I totally agree with your post. You can be certain that when people(and in these cases I use the term loosely) mistreat animals they mistreat humans as well. Punishment should be swift and strict and match the crime! :worry:
January 15th, 2004, 2:53pm
could not agree more- I would like a dog, but can't afford the vet bills, plus I hope to be able to go back to work someday and wouldn't want it to be lonely- I just know myself well enough to know that I wouldn't be a responsible dog owner at this time. An animal is a big commitment.
I have a neighbor who is a great friend to me and a nice person all around- but at times I want to kick her for being a cat factory, she's responsible for the birth of at least 50 cats in the last few years and it's just sooooo wrong.
That poor dog!!! And in chilly chilly upstate!
January 15th, 2004, 4:11pm
I so agree,If you get a pet,take responsibility for it,you dont throw a pet out just because its not cute anymore,or it makes a mess or it gets sick,or you dont abandon a pet if you move,give it to someone else,I volunteered in an animal shelter for 2 years and some of the things I saw broke my heart and made my blood boil,people can be so cruel to their pets,I dont understand it,and yes people who do it should be punished like any one else who breaks the law.One of my dreams is to have a no kill shelter for cats,where they can be adopted or if not live the rest of their lives there.
January 15th, 2004, 4:45pm
I totally agree with your post.
I run a pet rescue part time and I cannot believe how many people dump their 5,6,7 years and older pets. It makes me sick, and the excuses they come up with!!!
ANother thing I hate is the people who adopt from us and seem like great people until months og by and they call and say the animal got sick and they want us to pay for the bill!
ANIMALS ARE NOT ITEMS YOU DO NOT GET THEM WITH ANY WARRANTIES AND YOU CAN"T STOP USING THEM WHEN YOU ARE BORED WITH THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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January 15th, 2004, 5:04pm
I agree completely!!
Our city (pop. 90,000+) has no animal shelter only the pound, so if an animal isn't adopted or claimed within a week, it's killed. The humane society is trying to get funds etc for a shelter and they even had a building donated but the cold hearted citizens of this town struck it down so they have to wait, meanwhile thousands of unwanted animals are destroyed at the local pound. It just makes me so sick to think about it. Pets are part of the family, not something that is disposable.
I think there is special place in hell for people who abuse innocents like animals or children.
January 15th, 2004, 5:10pm
:mad2: :mad3: Don't EVEN get me started on this!! Huge animal lover here and it infuriates me to hear stuff like this!! I'm so NOT a violent person except when I catch someone hurting, abusing, or mistreating an animal in ANY way.
January 15th, 2004, 5:49pm
Well, he's been in the dog house all afternoon, I just took him out some snacks and of course he made a break for it, but he returned. Animals love me, and I love animals so if I can get him to come to me and get him used to be around me I'll get him to the vet and get him checked out (he's been limping), and then I'll probably end up keeping him.
He'll probably get named "Skittish" or "Lucky"..but first I have to make friends with him he isn't very trusting...
January 15th, 2004, 7:16pm
You can be certain that when people(and in these cases I use the term loosely) mistreat animals they mistreat humans as well.
This is the part that I always think about. If I hear someone say something about getting rid of a family pet for one reason or another, I always say "Oh my God, you don't have children do you?" They usually think I mean that it would be traumatic for the kids, but, of course, that isn't what I mean at all.
January 15th, 2004, 9:01pm
I have had several cats who "found me" because they were dropped off or left behind when someone moved. Our latest cat, Tiger Lily, showed up in our garage one day. We always advertise to make sure no one is missing the animal, then we usually find them a home. But Lily is so sweet we kept her, and she helps to fill the hole left by the two cats I lost this year (one to cancer, one to severe arthritis). She is such a lovely cat that it makes me sick someone would just abandon her.
On another note, a woman in our town moved to Florida "temporarily", and left her son in charge of her eight cats. The neighbors called the police after there was no sign of human activity for a month, and they heard the kitties crying. They hadn't been fed or given water in over a month; some of them were actually eating paper (our cats do that, but not because they need to). It just made me sick to hear about it. :worry:
And I agree with Valerie - I always wonder how these people treat their children.
January 15th, 2004, 9:42pm
Makes me cry to watch animal cops. I am always floored at the treatment of these pets. I miss my cat I had for 13 years. He actually found me, I didn't find him and I have been wishing for another one to find me too. It's been 3 years since I had to have him put down (kidney failure) and I am finally ready for another cat.
January 16th, 2004, 12:37am
Ack, I'm like Carla Fae--don't even get me started! Most of the time I think I prefer animals to people. This is oner reason I always say, SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS! Not that this applies to anyone in this thread (your pets are lucky to have you!), but for anyone else who's reading, for the love of God, don't bring any more animals into this world if you're not going to take responsibility for them. And once you do adopt them, you can't just dump them whenever they become inconvenient for you. These are living creatures, not disposable playthings. We're the ones who made them dependent on us so we have a duty to do so, even when it's "inconvenient."
Okay, stepping off my :soapbox: now!
January 16th, 2004, 3:24am
Another total animal lover here....I absolutely cannot, will not, won't tolerate people who abuse and neglect animals. I hold hope that these creeps will be held responsible and punished (harshly) for the cruelty they dish out on these defenseless and trusting animals.
Whatever bad circumstances this poor dog has had to endure, it's obvious things have turned around for the best, because he found YOU. He's a lucky guy! :)
January 16th, 2004, 11:44pm
Animal Lover Here Too................got 2 Of My Dogs From Some Idiot Dropping Them Off When They Were Puppies...........mikkey We Have Had For 13 Yrs......the Best Dog Ever..........vet Bills Are Getting Real High Right Now With His Age.......but He Is My Baby...........plus A Parrakeet A Couple Of Years Ago Dived Bombed My Hubbys Truck For 2 Days Until He Finally Caught Him............brought Him Home And Went And Bought A Bird Cage...........never Seen Such A Happy Bird...........oops Shouldnt Say Him........finally Figured Out Last Month He Is A She...........lol...........started Laying Eggs................
January 17th, 2004, 7:36am
Another Animal lover here, too! I am sick of people abandon/drop off pets anywhere! They have shelters for these animals! S.P.C.A. will take them in! My daughter (17) found a crying 1 month old puppy outside a convenience store on christmas eve around 6 pm) It was around 35 degrees! It was starving and crying! I see alot ot pets wondering the streets that look in poor health, abandoned or not, skinny, sick looking, I call animal control to have them picked up! They are better off with medical treatment and trying to find them a home, rather than just abandoned on the streets, being mistreated and shh'ed off! What is wrong with everybody? :frown3: :frown3: :mad2: :mad2: :mad2:
January 17th, 2004, 10:40pm
I agree 100%! I love any kind of animal and it makes me sick to see one abused. I posted a while back about two of my dogs, ( I have 4) that came to me because of stupid, selfish people. Cinnamon, my absolute sweetheart was thrown out so underfed that I didn't even realize she was pregnant until about two weeks before she had her pups. She was so abused that to this day she shutters if I get out a rake or broom. But she is very much loved now and well taken care of. Her pups were given to wonderful homes, and I kept the runt. I only wish I were able to take on more.
January 17th, 2004, 10:59pm
IOn another note, a woman in our town moved to Florida "temporarily", and left her son in charge of her eight cats. The neighbors called the police after there was no sign of human activity for a month, and they heard the kitties crying. They hadn't been fed or given water in over a month; some of them were actually eating paper (our cats do that, but not because they need to). It just made me sick to hear about it. :worry:
This made me cry. So sad. Did the cats survive?? I hope so. How could anyone do that to those poor babies.
I also wish I could take in more. So many unwanted souls that only want someone to love.
January 18th, 2004, 7:00pm
Man it is soooo nice to hear so many other people are animal lovers. Sometimes I feel like an alien when people are talking about animals and what is their belief of acceptable treatment. My cat and my dog both know that we are Mom and Dad. I feel so fortunate to have married a man that feels about animals as I do.
January 18th, 2004, 9:50pm
My beloved Sandy has been passed away 1 year and 3 days. I want so badly to have another dog but since I found out I am highly allergic to dogs and cats I dont want to get a dog to leave it outside...so no doggies or kitties for me...however I do have one cat in the neighborhood who has taken over my yard...I call him Mooch.....he comes to Mooch food and meow at me....he's a sassy little guy..got a small tude on him :laugh: but I like him...occasionally I do pet him..I break out in hives but I can't help myself he's so dang ugly he's cute....
We just had some folks get into hot water here for having 20 cats in their home.....they were starving and sick......Ugh....... :mad2: I have seen animals with their collars grown into their flesh....people are amazingly cruel to children and animals.....the two loving things in this world that are so sweet and eager to please....it sure is sad....
January 18th, 2004, 10:47pm
this burns me up!!! When we had to get rid of our dog (for our childrens safty) i took him to the local shelter, told them what was going on, made a donation and left my phone number so whomever adopted him couuld call me for background. I was in tears when a woman called a few days later to find out the last time he'd had heartworm prevenative. He had been adopted very next day! Right now we have a parakeet that my husband found bloody and roaming the streets. My daughter named him Peep and he's happy as can be in his new home
elainmir: there is a dog you may be able to own: American hairless terrier. http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanhairlessterrier.htm ive looked into getting one - they are pricey 500 - 1500 depending on the breeder but they are cute and one of a very few dogs that most allergy sufferes can handle