Returning adopted animals is bad

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  1. OmegaWoods

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    Some people just suck. Most of them don't. The ones that do give the rest a bad name

    Most of the pets will wind up in better homes anyway if the people don't care about them anyway.
     
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    Quote of the day award....:D

    Rescue animals often come with 'baggage' - previous neglect or abuse, behaviour issues, etc. I'm convinced our current cat had 'feline PTSD' when we got her, if there is such a thing. She's a wonderful (3-legged) darling now.

    Rescue animals usually come right with patience and care. Some people don't seem to get that.

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    This family has a long history of adopting rescue pets. We are on our 4th rescue cat. We had a rescue Australian cattle dog mix, but had to give him up due to aggression and biting issues. We also have a Yorkie. Before I got married, I "adopted" an ex-g/f's little dog that she wanted to get rid of as part of some kind of re-discovering herself.

    People have differing views on this, but I feel pretty strongly that your decision to bring a cat or a dog into your house triggers obligations to care for them. If you don't want those obligations don't take them on in the first place.
     
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    Indeed. And when they get sick or injured, it's on you to sort it out.

    I could have bought a new Tele for the same cost as the recent vet bills to sort the cat's leg out...but hey, she's worth it. :D
     
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    Oh, so now we're talking the cost of keeping them... yeah.. Ollie has his moments, like the time he accidently trapped himself in a bathroom during a storm.

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    He was trying to get out of the window over the toilet. Couldn't get through the glass so started on the wall next to it.

    That window is three floors up, over a concrete pad.

    Yeah, he's got some storm anxiety.

    But usually he's more like this.
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    And he plays well with others. Here he's hosting a sleep over with a buddy.
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    Henry is our rescue boy. He's 8 and we've had him 7 years. He's our "precious baby". Not a bit spoiled, either. We had his nails done a couple of days ago so he was gone for a few hours. I would unconsciously look for him as I walked through the house, knowing full well that he was not at home. I can't imagine what we did without him.

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    No, horrible would be dumping them out in the middle of no-where and leaving them to fend for themselves.:mad:

    I'm hoping that we'll have access to some of those guitars one day.;)
     
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    Can't you just leave animals generally unattended once you train them not to mess on the carpet? We generally left our dog home every day with food and water, then when we came home she was happy to see us and couldn't wait to play fetch...or just sit and bark at the mailbox for hours on end...depended on the day.
     
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    One should only bring an animal home if one is prepared to make a commitment to it for its entire life.
     
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    Anyone offering a two-fer on an unwanted black, medium-build mixed breed and a Noventa Telecaster? Free to a good home? I might be a player on that deal!
     
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    In August 2019, we had to put down our cat, a rescue, that had been with us for 17 years after he developed oral cancer and got to the point that he couldn't eat anymore. My wife was pretty broken up and decided she didn't want another cat. Over her protests, we went to an adoption event and I told the people running it we wanted a lap kitty. Boy, did we ever! Diesel, so named for his loud clattering, rumbling purr, has been an ongoing riot ever since. He loves to jump on our laps and snuggle in, if it's HIS idea. Return the little so-and-so? Not on your life! 20190816_201252.jpg
     
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    I wouldn’t give my dogs up for anything. Now every spring my wife threatens the cat as he brings home bunnies & birds.
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    We just got Squeaks. Kids need pets.

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    Important members of the family.
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    Both our dogs are rescued street dogs (though it doesn't show anymore) & they're not going anywhere we don't go.

    Couldn't dream of giving away a family member. I suppose if you don't consider your pet a family member maybe it's best you don't have pets. But then people need to remember how much they suck at pet parenting next time they're bored.
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    In a perfect world, That's how it works.

    Dogs and cats, after a bit of time and patience, are pretty self-sufficient.

    This wacky situation we are dealing with now, created a huge run on adoption, but as people got closer to normal, they suddenly figured out that it's more than they can handle.... That's just maddening to me.

    Taking a fur baby back to the pound, Is almost as ludicrous to me... as taking my child back to the hospital after a few months, because Man! ......... changing diapers sucks!


    In fact, The only time I briefly thought about taking my kid to a Fire Station and dropping her off, was when I found out how much it was gonna cost me to insure her when she got her drivers license. :p
     
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