I see so many pets/dogs/cats – name it – because they got old, not puppies or kittens, had issues or didn’t “serve their purpose”.
To me, adopting means I commit to the life of my new kid.
I have cared for 2 kidney failure kids and hoping to save my third with weekly fluids. At 19 years of age.
I have carried my smallish mix and greyhound kids up and down deck steps when the stairs became too cumbersome for them.
I have lived in the lower level and slept on the floor where there is a walkout to accommodate a senior.
I am not trying to say “yay me” nor look at what I do. I merely state a fact. Perhaps I go the extra mile, but that is me. I promised.
There is never a reason to drop off and walk away for no reason. Or dump or sell online or…
They were no longer a puppy or kitten? Reexamine your priorities and your intent.
They no longer served a purpose (this to my least favorite industry and the galgueros in Spain), you better reexamine your souls. Not much hope for the souls.
I completely understand there are hard economic times now. It’s very prevalent. But if you must relinquish the one you swore to protect, please leave a note as to why. It will help them be adopted by someone who will love them!
A note from one who hit very trying times (loss of job/house/spouse) will make the journey smoother for the furry one who looked at you with trust.
And end Soapie Box Time.