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2014-08-02 03:33:16 PM  
Unless there was a really good reason, this sort of thing really upsets me.
The shelter we volunteer at had a cat left there by a family that was moving. He has been with the family for over ten years. When you went in to visit him, he would just curl up in your lap and purr. If I hadn't had two cats already.... how can a family abandon a pet?
 
2014-08-02 03:50:45 PM  
According to the Facebook link, she's been adopted, so yay!

I can't imagine our old guy suddenly finding himself at the shelter, and even picturing it kinda makes me want to barf.
 
2014-08-02 04:04:23 PM  
I hate people.
 
2014-08-02 05:38:13 PM  
How the fark do you do that? How do you abandon a pet you've had over ten years? Hell, my mom's dog drives me nutty sometimes, and it can be annoying when plans need to be changed to take care of her twice-daily needs (diabetes & other stuff), but there really is nothing I wouldn't do to make sure she was with our family in one way or another until the day she crosses the bridge.
 
2014-08-02 05:45:02 PM  

exvaxman: Unless there was a really good reason, this sort of thing really upsets me.
The shelter we volunteer at had a cat left there by a family that was moving. He has been with the family for over ten years. When you went in to visit him, he would just curl up in your lap and purr. If I hadn't had two cats already.... how can a family abandon a pet?


It could be a number of reasons. My dog was too old to make the move so I gave her to a family freind. (She had a bad case of heartworm before the move) She was a Rual dog, and my parents were moving to a harsher climate , urban area.

When my dad was a boy, he developed allergies to his cat. When they moved from Pensilvania to Cleavland, my grandpa told dad the cat"ran away" during the move.

Sometime the owner has no ability to care for their pet or freinds to give it to.
 
2014-08-02 06:06:31 PM  
Update 8/2/14: On Saturday, Sasha was adopted!
 
2014-08-02 06:25:57 PM  

elvisaintdead: Update 8/2/14: On Saturday, Sasha was adopted!


Huzzah!

/poor pup deserved some love
//I could never give up my kids
///my biggest fear of becoming homeless again
 
2014-08-02 06:42:01 PM  

FriarReb98: How the fark do you do that? How do you abandon a pet you've had over ten years? Hell, my mom's dog drives me nutty sometimes, and it can be annoying when plans need to be changed to take care of her twice-daily needs (diabetes & other stuff), but there really is nothing I wouldn't do to make sure she was with our family in one way or another until the day she crosses the bridge.


Sometimes it's unavoidable. When her mother died, my friend ended up adopting her 11-yo Yorkie. Nobody else wanted it and she didn't want it to go to a shelter. Her husband isn't happy about this spoiled rotten, yappy little dog that wasn't housebroken but what's he going to do? If he had said no, the dog would have ended up just like Sasha.
 
2014-08-02 11:09:32 PM  
My dog was 6 when we found her in the shelter.  Apparently, her original people were too old to take care of her and they passed her to some other guy.  She didn't get along with the other guys dogs (she hates dogs) and she wound up in the pound.  I can understand giving a beloved pet up if you absolutely can't give them the care they need.  However, here a lot of people give up their pets when they move out of state.  I don't understand giving up a pet because you don't want one in the car in the 5 day trip down the AlCan - suck it up and breathe dog.
 
2014-08-03 01:31:11 AM  
I don't understand this at all.  I took on my cats knowing they were my responsibility as long as they lived.  Giving away a pet to a caring, responsible person is one thing.  People who willingly dump their animals at a shelter for any reason that is not a complete and utter last resort are subhuman.

I learned while volunteering that animal shelters often get an influx of bunny rabbits after Easter every year because stupid assholes give them as gifts, and the people who received the rabbits promptly abandon them.  I wish I were joking.

And my family wonders why I hide in my house as often as I can.

Glad to hear the dog was adopted.  The caged elderly animals always broke my heart.  They have even less of a chance of finding a home than young adult animals.  Everybody wants a fluffy kitten or cuddly puppy.
 
2014-08-03 08:40:58 AM  
And here I thought Sasha was a hot Russia babe looking to marry for a green card.

/I keed, I keed!  Glad the dog found a home.  Hope the family that dropped Sasha off has years of guilt ridden nightmares.
 
2014-08-03 09:11:14 AM  
So the local animal shelter found Rooney, a terrier mix, wandering down a main highway here after the 4th of July, Surmise is he was spooked by fireworks.. Sadly, even though he is chipped, the data was corrupt, so he was fostered out. My grandchildren have him right now, and he's one happy puppy :)

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2014-08-03 11:57:26 AM  
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2014-08-03 01:03:16 PM  
My local Humane Society has been known to adopt out elderly dogs for no fee especially if the dog has health issues.
 
2014-08-03 06:15:58 PM  
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"Oh, yeah? My name's Sasha Banicek. Sasha. Um, Sasha, this is boy's name. But it is like, how do you say? "Ni-name"? Nickname. Nickname? Yes. Yeah. Nickname."
 
2014-08-04 01:33:15 AM  

gremlin1: My local Humane Society has been known to adopt out elderly dogs for no fee especially if the dog has health issues.


There's nothing quite like a senior dog. Or senior cat, for that matter. They need extra care, but they're worth it.
 
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