> On 08-05, Edna Taylor wrote: > I don't see that it is not kind and supportive list but the truth > is the truth, people give up their pets at an alarming rate and > for, sometimes, what amounts to really stupid reasons.
So true......... They give up their pets for no valid reason at all. I've heard everything......... "We are having a baby" or "the cat leaves fur on my furniture", or "we are moving and the house is being staged". Then there is the very worn out excuse about someone being allergic. If I hear this one more time I think I'll deck the person who tells me this. True some people are genuinely allergic, but this is also the most often used excuse to dump a pet. I had one man tell me he had a cousin who came to visit and she was allergic. I asked how often this cousin came and he told me every couple of years for a weekend! Sadly, I've found very few people think of a cat or dog as a lifetime commitment. Instead they are just "things" to be disposed of when they get sick, or grow up, or when you move! Lorrie _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org