- 5 years ago
I hate that feeling when you give a stray away to a complete stranger.
I’m just one of those people who can’t say no to an animal. If I run into a stray, at work, at home, on the street; if at all possible I have to stop. It’s kind of a curse really, and the WORST feeling ever is giving them to someone who may be worse than the streets you got them from. 🙁
How do I know these people are good people?! They could be using this puppy in some disgusting twisted torture ritual. They could be feeding the baby kitten I found to a giant Boa Constrictor. They might be using this beautiful horse for hamburger meat (ok I’ve never actually run across a stray horse).
It’s a TERRIBLE feeling.
We had this kitten show up at our house. This adorable, scared, fluffy little kitten. We cannot keep him.
So, I put him on craigslist. Our animal shelter here is a kill shelter, and even being out in the country there are more cats than homes.
We go to meet these people who want the kitten. We pull up and this guy starts telling us about all the animals he just gotten rid of, and shows us a picture of a dog he JUST adopted today. Seriously?!
I really hate animal recyclers. You know the type. They have lots of animals, but as soon as they’re not cute anymore they get rid of them. Now, I don’t know that this was the case with this particular person, but that’s sure how I felt handing this little baby kitty over to him.
I should mention that his “girlfriend” came with him and could have passed for his daughter (seriously I wonder if she was 18) and they had a shirtless friend in the back. All of them looked high.
What do you do in this situation?! I mean, can you really say, “yeah, I think I’ve changed my mind.”
Have any of you actually done that before?
I really want to hear from people who have ACTUALLY turned someone away and what happened.