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(CBS 46 Atlanta)   Roofing contractor asked by broke homeowner if he happens to have any dogfood he could spare for her dog. A decade later, he's shelling out 800,000lbs of free dog and cat food a year to poor families with pets   (cbsatlanta.com) divider line 106
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2013-03-22 12:56:23 PM
Pets are such moochers.

Get a Job CATS

YOU TOO DOGS!
 
2013-03-22 12:56:45 PM
i46.tinypic.com


/Went there.
//Pet thread?
 
2013-03-22 12:57:19 PM
Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.
 
2013-03-22 12:57:31 PM
I credit Obama.
 
2013-03-22 12:58:59 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.


This.
 
2013-03-22 12:59:31 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.


Because the poor should die cold and alone for being the failures they are.

/this post not meant to enable/endorse pet hoarders
 
2013-03-22 01:00:29 PM
We have the same thing on a smaller scale here.  It's awesome.  I donate a 50lb bag of dog food and a 17 lb bag of cat food each month.  It's not much, but it helps.
 
2013-03-22 01:00:36 PM

dv-ous: [i46.tinypic.com image 850x1068]


/Went there.
//Pet thread?


Do it right
 
2013-03-22 01:00:53 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.


You know it's possible for people to have pets before they encounter a hardship which renders them homeless or innundated by debt. Should they just abandon their pets when hard times roll around? How would that help the situation? How would that affect their self-esteem and will to go out and face their challenges?
 
2013-03-22 01:00:54 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.


Because nobody has ever gone poor after adopting a pet.
 
2013-03-22 01:01:09 PM
if you're a homeowner; you're not broke.
 
2013-03-22 01:02:02 PM
If you have rice and bologna, you're not out of dog food.
 
2013-03-22 01:02:29 PM
And I'm NOT talking about hoarders, either.
 
2013-03-22 01:02:33 PM
47% of pets...
 
2013-03-22 01:02:35 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability who have experienced job loss or other hard times to provide for themselves don't feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.

take their pets out back and just shoot them.


Yes, how horrible of these people.
 
2013-03-22 01:02:58 PM
There's a special place in heaven for those truly benevolent to animals.
 
2013-03-22 01:04:40 PM
Pets are an important part of the family. This man is providing a great service. And asking for little in return. Kudos to him.
 
2013-03-22 01:04:45 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

For great justice.
 
2013-03-22 01:05:03 PM
This is a major perk of having an outside cat. Don't even have to feed him half the year, just scatter a double handful of birdseed in the yard twice a week.
 
2013-03-22 01:05:10 PM
Damn liberal pets. Always getting entitlements paid for by hard working job creators.
 
2013-03-22 01:06:58 PM

Kyro: AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.

Because nobody has ever gone poor after adopting a pet.


No, it's usualy after.

Got a new puppy. Puppy needs vaccines and an initial vet visit. 600 bucks later...that bitach still needs shots every Goddamn year and a mountian of dogfood to fuel her couch to 20 foot running feet first jump to my crotch.

/Damn thing only weighs 35 lbs, but her flying nut shot leap is no joke.
 
2013-03-22 01:07:05 PM
Lucky it wasn't Dominick Bambino's house.
 
2013-03-22 01:08:52 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-22 01:09:02 PM

Ned Stark: This is a major perk of having an outside cat. Don't even have to feed him half the year, just scatter a double handful of birdseed in the yard twice a week.


lol Yep.  And it saves on having to buy kitty litter to boot!  It's a win-win!
 
2013-03-22 01:09:11 PM
If you have trouble feeding yourself; perhaps, getting a dog or cat isn't a terribly good idea.

Csb time: there is this guy that sits, panhandling, by the freeway offramp near my house. He's there every day; he's been there, every day, for the last 2 years. I do some outreach through catholic charities; and even they won't go near this guy. Anyway, he used to have a dog; he'd use the dog to enhance his panhandling. Somebody finally called the animal cruelty people on him; and he got the dog taken away. That dog now lives with a very loving middle class family; who make sure his ribs never stick out again.
 
2013-03-22 01:10:35 PM

MythDragon: If you have rice and bologna any food that isn't onions or chocolate, you're not out of dog food.

 
2013-03-22 01:12:09 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.


2/10.  Try harder.
 
2013-03-22 01:12:14 PM

Bullroarer_Took: AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.

You know it's possible for people to have pets before they encounter a hardship which renders them homeless or innundated by debt. Should they just abandon their pets when hard times roll around? How would that help the situation? How would that affect their self-esteem and will to go out and face their challenges?


Aren't pets emergency rations?  Gotta keep them plump.

/menchi
 
2013-03-22 01:12:16 PM

graeth: if you're a homeowner; you're not broke.


Broke and poor are not the same thing
 
2013-03-22 01:13:35 PM
Maybe somebody should call PETA, I'm sure they could help out with these underfed animals!  Why, there was a thread yesterday that extolled PETAs efforts to help all the cute doggies and kitties.


/trollolio doh
 
2013-03-22 01:14:06 PM

iheartscotch: If you have trouble feeding yourself; perhaps, getting a dog or cat isn't a terribly good idea.


No shiat, sherlock.  Now, give us your thoughts on people who got a dog or cat before falling on hard times.
 
2013-03-22 01:14:40 PM

Ned Stark: This is a major perk of having an outside cat. Don't even have to feed him half the year, just scatter a double handful of birdseed in the yard twice a week.


Putting a cat outside is cruel. Not just to the cat, who could fall victim to traffic, weather, disease, other animals, murderous cat haters, etc., but to your neighbors who have to put up with your pet being on their property and harassing their wild birds, pets, and kids.

The only time you should put a cat out is if you live on a farm and the cat is there primarily to keep vermin and invading animals away from your homestead, i.e., the cat has a job and lives in the barn. If you live in the suburbs, city, or even a rural non-farm location with neighbors nearby, putting your cat out is unnecessary and demonstrates that you don't give a damn about the cat or your neighbors. It's as cruel and dumb as leaving your dog out without a leash overnight.

Supervised trips outside are fine. Cats can walk on a harness and leash, or if you have a fenced-in yard and a well-behaved cat, you can go out there with them and wrangle them when it's time to go in. But opening the door and letting the cat wander the neighborhood is foolish at best, and cruel at worst.

That said, this whole article bugs me. If you don't have any money to fend for yourself, you shouldn't take on the responsibility of caring for a pet. It's not just food you need to worry about-- There's health care, toys, grooming, etc. to consider. If you can't afford to take care of yourself, you shouldn't share that burden with an animal.
 
2013-03-22 01:15:52 PM

MythDragon: her flying nut shot leap is no joke.


YouTube gold.  Keep your head out of the frame if you must, or wear a mask, but by all means post a few of those edited back-to-back.  Sound is vital too, we need to hear your shrieking.
 
2013-03-22 01:15:54 PM
Cool they require 5 hrs community service to get the food. So that alone prob keeps the douchebags looking only for free stuff away.

/props to the guy
 
2013-03-22 01:16:28 PM

TravelingFreakshow: MythDragon: If you have rice and bologna any food that isn't onions or chocolate, you're not out of dog food.


My dog ate the shiat out of some chocolate when she was a pup. Like two pounds of chocolate chips when she only weighed ten pounds herself. Anyway, that old girl turned 13 yesterday and we love the shiat out of her. She still doesn't like onions. Or grapes or apples.
 
2013-03-22 01:16:44 PM

sex0r: iheartscotch: If you have trouble feeding yourself; perhaps, getting a dog or cat isn't a terribly good idea.

No shiat, sherlock.  Now, give us your thoughts on people who got a dog or cat before falling on hard times.



Good point, and that's different.

Obviously, if you fall on hard time after adopting a pet, the answer is to eat them.
 
2013-03-22 01:17:27 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.


Or have kids.
 
2013-03-22 01:17:43 PM
Anyone else notice the guy's name is Daffy?
 
2013-03-22 01:19:14 PM
Soilent pet food is poor people!
 
2013-03-22 01:20:25 PM

big pig peaches: AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.

Or have kids.


Or live at all.  The audacity!!
 
2013-03-22 01:21:03 PM

JohnBigBootay: My dog ate the shiat out of some chocolate when she was a pup. Like two pounds of chocolate chips when she only weighed ten pounds herself. Anyway, that old girl turned 13 yesterday and we love the shiat out of her. She still doesn't like onions. Or grapes or apples.


Don't even try to give your dog grapes or raisins.  That sh*t causes renal failure in a lot of dogs.

ZeroCorpse: Putting a cat outside is cruel.


Some cats will not have it.  I had a cat growing up that would not be contained, period.  The second there was a six inch gap in any door or window he was gone.

Not that I'm defending people that just leave their cats outside and see them twice a year.  But you get the idea.
 
2013-03-22 01:22:52 PM

Smeggy Smurf: graeth: if you're a homeowner; you're not broke.

Broke and poor are not the same thing


Not saying that they are; just implying that the headline/tag is wrong.
 
2013-03-22 01:23:14 PM

ZeroCorpse: demonstrates that you don't give a damn about the cat or your neighbors.


I live in the burbs and have two neighbors whose cats often roam.  I hate cats and yet these never annoy me.  In fact, if they keep the chipmunk population down more power to them.  They also seem to be in good condition; they apparently take care of themselves pretty well.  Dogs are great but mostly retarded, which is why they get hit by cars and bite people.

Obviously a cat should be fixed and still have claws if allowed to roam free.
 
2013-03-22 01:23:48 PM

graeth: Smeggy Smurf: graeth: if you're a homeowner; you're not broke.

Broke and poor are not the same thing

Not saying that they are; just implying that the headline/tag is wrong.


Well thanks for taking care of that unsplit hair.
 
2013-03-22 01:23:51 PM

ZeroCorpse: Ned Stark: This is a major perk of having an outside cat. Don't even have to feed him half the year, just scatter a double handful of birdseed in the yard twice a week.

Putting a cat outside is cruel. Not just to the cat, who could fall victim to traffic, weather, disease, other animals, murderous cat haters, etc., but to your neighbors who have to put up with your pet being on their property and harassing their wild birds, pets, and kids.

The only time you should put a cat out is if you live on a farm and the cat is there primarily to keep vermin and invading animals away from your homestead, i.e., the cat has a job and lives in the barn. If you live in the suburbs, city, or even a rural non-farm location with neighbors nearby, putting your cat out is unnecessary and demonstrates that you don't give a damn about the cat or your neighbors. It's as cruel and dumb as leaving your dog out without a leash overnight.

Supervised trips outside are fine. Cats can walk on a harness and leash, or if you have a fenced-in yard and a well-behaved cat, you can go out there with them and wrangle them when it's time to go in. But opening the door and letting the cat wander the neighborhood is foolish at best, and cruel at worst.

That said, this whole article bugs me. If you don't have any money to fend for yourself, you shouldn't take on the responsibility of caring for a pet. It's not just food you need to worry about-- There's health care, toys, grooming, etc. to consider. If you can't afford to take care of yourself, you shouldn't share that burden with an animal.


Never understood why cat people think it's ok to let their animal roam around off leash, crapping in my yard and killing a ton of wildlife for no reason. If my dog ran into somebody's yard and took a dump people would be after me with pitchforks.

When I lived in FL (near the beach) there was a huge problem with feral cats.  The local animal control brings traps (harmless traps) over, you bait them and then they come pick up the animal.  Most were very wild and were likely put down, more than a few cats that were obviously pets showed up from time to time as well.  Sadly I don't think most cat owners care enough about their pet to bother picking them up from the shelter.  Hopefuly the nice ones were adopted out.
 
2013-03-22 01:28:34 PM

Kuta: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x501]


Having seen this photo hundreds of times, I laughed out loud in this instance because of it's relevance.
 
2013-03-22 01:29:52 PM

MythDragon: If you have rice and bologna, you're not out of dog food.


^THIS^
my mother-in-law makes decent money, but she has 2 stray dogs she took in. they're good dogs, but they're mostly outside country dogs. one has a lot of golden retriever traits, the other looks like a mix of lab and mastiff...not tiny dogs. so, instead of feeding them straight dogfood, she buys the 40 lb bag of white rice and supplements the expensive dog food with cheap rice. so basically she feeds them bulk taco bell food.
 
2013-03-22 01:30:11 PM

graeth: if you're a homeowner; you're not broke.


BWAHAHAHA! You're funny.
 
2013-03-22 01:30:38 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Amazing how people with no ability to provide for themselves feel the need to take on the responsibility for caring for another living animal.

 
2013-03-22 01:31:06 PM

ZeroCorpse: Ned Stark: This is a major perk of having an outside cat. Don't even have to feed him half the year, just scatter a double handful of birdseed in the yard twice a week.

Putting a cat outside is cruel. Not just to the cat, who could fall victim to traffic, weather, disease, other animals, murderous cat haters, etc., but to your neighbors who have to put up with your pet being on their property and harassing their wild birds, pets, and kids.


Had a neighbor that did this.  Just let the thing roam.  It was coming over and digging up/shiatting in our vegetable garden every night.

Havahart traps to the rescue.

Caught that cat 4 times before the neighbor got a clue and kept his cat under control.
 
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