- Ms. Sloth
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
So, there’s this girl I know; she’s an acquaintance of a friend of mine. She lives across the country and I’ve met her in person maybe 3-4 times, but after the first time we met, she friend requested me on Facebook, so I always see what she’s up to.
She’s very young, 24 or so. She has three kids under the age of 4. She doesn’t work, her husband is in and out of work. They are on food stamps and WIC.
Well, she and her husband have this horrible habit of adopting pets, then not being able to take care of them. In the three or so years that I’ve known her, she’s had about 5 or 6 dogs, all of which she’s had to give up because they misbehave or they escape from their yard or something. They don’t discipline the dogs. They can’t afford to take them to the vet or get them vaccinated. One of them got parvovirus and one of her friends had to give her money to take him to the vet. He ended up being okay, but it was touch and go for a long time.
After the parvo incident, she got someone to take that dog (and the other one she had at the same time, who also wasn’t vaccinated. I repeat, the dog was living with another dog who had parvo and was NOT vaccinated) and she said that she wouldn’t get any more pets.
Well, only a few months later, she got two cats -an adult male and a female kitten. That was a few weeks ago. Over this past weekend, the kitten got sick and died. I followed the story through her Facebook updates. First, she was sick but the girl didn’t have the money to take her to the vet. She got sicker and sicker. And then died. It also appeared to be parvo. And again, she has another cat that was most likely exposed to the virus.
A lot of her local friends were commenting “Oh, I’m so sorry,” “You must be so sad,” etc.
I posted a pretty blunt comment to tell her that she needs to STOP getting pets if she can’t care for them. Other people followed suit. And all she did was delete us as friends. I can’t believe how cowardly that is.
I’m also really disappointed that somehow, someone is giving her these animals. When we adopted our dog, they did a huge investigation to make sure that we’d never adopted and then relinquished a pet before, that we had the money to care for it, etc., and that we’d be good, responsible owners. How does this chick keep getting animals?
I’m just so angry. Grrrrrrr!!!