(Closed) Am I the only one this pathetic about animals?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not at all! I actually tear up when I see senior pets in shelters because alli can imagine is that either their owner died and no one would take them or their owner didn’t want an old pet so they brough it to the shelter so they could get a new puppy or kitten. Its horrible.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

No, I am this way too. If I even read a headline about animal abuse I have nightmares for weeks. I’m sure your roommate will choose a wonderful kitty for you! Thanks for selecting one from a shelter and doing your part to make the world better for animals.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mc77: im the same way… i have to avoid pet fairs, i’ve left the last two with a dog each! i want to make lots of money so i can buy a huge barn with tons of space to rescue all the strays out there!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

but if you don’t choose, then NONE will have homes!!! no but really, my Fiance and I go to the shelter like every weekend we’re together and i got a kiki one time because it was sweet and we had a connection. just go for one that you bond with, you’ll be giving it a home for life, so it’s not something you want to pawn off on someone else. since you’re a bleeding heart like me, why don’t you volunteer at a no-kill shelter? then you can convince people to adopt the ones you didn’t!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Um, I freak out and run away when the pet shelter commercials come on. I cannot handle it. Have you considered adopting a pair? Kitties like friends and I can tell you (having owned 1 cat and 2), 2 cats is no more work than 1 cat. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mc77:

Ummmm, the Sarah McLaughlin ASPCA commercial has actually made me cry before. Hahaha its a problem. Marley and Me made me sob like an idiot and he wasn’t even abused, just old. I’m just a sucker for animals.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@mc77: ah… makes sense. Well you could also always get one now and get another later when you move. Cats are pretty okay at bonding with each other. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t really offer any advice regarding choosing… I had a hard time with that too. When I got my cat from rescue I basically picked the place I wanted to adopt from and told them to choose for me lol. I asked for which cat would be harder to adopt out, and there was one that was really sick and they asked if I’d take him so I did. Unfortunately I only had about 2 years with him before he passed away from feline luekemia (which just about broke my heart and had me swearing up and down I’d never get another pet because I couldn’t handle the heartbreak… i now have a dog and 2 cats btw… hah). 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I picked out my dog from the city shelter where many dogs are put down on a daily basis due to overcrowding. My dog was sharing his cage with another dog and it broke my heart to have to leave that one behind! The dogs who have been there the longest have this look in their eye like they know they are never getting out ๐Ÿ™

LA city shelters have this cool program called “Seniors for Seniors” where a senior citizen can adopt any dog over the age of 8 for free!

And I full on bawl anytime I read about animal abuse or neglect or anything like that..

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Marley & Me.  I will never be able to watch it again.  It grasped so well how pets really are family.

A volunteer on the communications committee of local animal shelter because I can’t work in the shelter.  I would come home every night with a new cat Tongue out.  One thing Fiance and I do is sponsor adoptions for cats that have been in the shelter for a long time.  We’ll put $20 to reduce the adoption cost or cover a month worth of supplies for the cat.

When going to the shelter, it’s as much about the cat choosing you as you choosing the cat.  It is important that you choose because you will have a lifelong relationship with the cat.  That can’t be a decision left to someone else.

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

We adopted two cats which look almost exactly alike, so our landlord always thinks we only have one cat.  Yeah, I roll like that.

I’d recommend adopting an older cat.  They NEVER get adopted.  We adopted a Rottie for that reason, because no one adopts big black dogs, so she had a smaller chance of being adopted than the others.

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