(Closed) NWR Rant – If you can’t afford to take care of a pet, don’t get one!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

Wow…do you know where she’s getting these animals from? That’s so sad…of course they’re all dying of the parvo b/c the virus is infecting all of their pets! I can’t believe there are people who are so cruel as to not think of them as living creatures who need just as much love and attention as a child! Ugh…I’m so glad you stood up and told her like it was…that was very big of you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

All I needed to read was your title and I have to say I COMPLETELY AGREE…Do your RESEARCH people! Make sure you know what you’re getting into before you adopt a pet!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Also, in warm climates, Parvo does not die. In places where they get a freeze for long periods of time in the winter, Parvo cannot survive. A lot of people don’t know that.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ugh I completely agree!!! I would love to have a million little kitties but I would never be able to afford one, or really even 2 for that matter! I don’t think people realize that animals need to be checked up on and cared for just like people! Just b/c you love love love animals doesn’t necessarily mean you should have one!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

UGH! the nerve of some people, it makes me sick to my stomach when people do not realize that they are supposed to be providing for the pet, that it is a responsibility that they CHOOSE to take on, not a privilege they have to be able to “have a pet.”

good for you for leaving that comment. someone needed to say it, she is A SELFISH COWARD.

i pray that no more pets die at the hands of her evil nature towards animals.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used to volunteer for an animal rescue program and the things I saw were really sad. People adopt or pick up stray animals all teh time with no intentions of actually giving them medical care or sufficient shelter or food. Then they come crying to programs like the one I was involved with, they’re all on disability and have food stamps but somehow sporting designer clothing and won’t spend $100 on a checkup and shots. They demand free vet care (which doesn’t exist by the way) or threaten to give up the animals.

That is why a thorough screening process needs to exist before people can adopt. It’s not always best for an animal  to be adopted instead of remaining in the shelter, esp if the adopter is a serial adopter who deosn’t take good care of the animals.

I totally agree with you Dandelphia and I’m glad you actually pointed it out to her! These people never want to hear that they’re wrong, they just want sympathy and free everything. Actually sometimes that doesn’t even work b/c the second a pet poops or pees on their nice rug the owner usually tries to surrender them anyway. It’s sad 🙁

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

that makes me really sad. i totally agree with you. i’m really surprised that as a parent she doesn’t seem to realize what a huge responsibility and commitment it is to care for a pet.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

AGREE!!

Every time people ask us about our dog bc they are thinking about getting one, I tell them it’s like having a kid and I hope that they have x amount of money in the bank. I also drop that the last doggy surgery cost us $700 in hopes of making it clear that it is not a responsiblity to be taken lightly.

I hate that some people think that caring for your pet is optional.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Totally agree with you. And I’m also wondering where she is getting all of them. Surely not from a shelter, they did a background check on my husband and I when we adopted our two cats as well. Pets are a huge commitment and they sure don’t come cheap. I just paid $200 today for my dog at the vet just to get a couple of shots & his heartworm stuff.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Dogs are expensive! One of the reasons why I won’t be getting one anytime soon. They are easy to find though, you don’t have to go to the shelter to adopt a pup. I see this on facebook too, people having animals they can’t afford or don’t have the time to properly take care of Frown

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

That makes me really sad also!  You hear about these people that lose their beloved pet because of something that couldnt be controlled (old age, illness, etc) and then to hear about somethign that could be prevented but isnt is just wrong!  My old roommates kitten had worms and she didnt take her to the vet for so long because she didnt have money and it made me so mad!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How horrible and totally irresponsible. I can’t believe how common situations like this really are, though. I see it all the time – college student adopts an animal and when their lease is up, they move to a place that doesn’t allow animals and have to give their pet away.

I got my cat a couple of years ago and when my lease ran out, I didn’t even go check out any places that didn’t allow pets, even though they’re cheaper. When you get a pet, you should commit to it for that pet’s entire lifetime. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

once when I was young a bum asked my mom for money to help feed his kitten. He said he couldn’t afford to buy it food and could we help. My mom told hime she would take the kitten and give it a good home. The bum was so surprised he gave my mom the kitten! and we gave it to a friend of mine, and she spoiled it and loved it.

 

It drives me crazy when people who cant be responsable use animals and they can’t take care of them. A lot of bums in my area get pets so people will feel sorry for them and give them money- it is terrible it is just abuse!

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