To many, they are nothing more than a worn out pair of shoes.  Lots of people 
in the country let their animals run loose and do not get them spayed/neutered 
because it costs too much.  All they would have to do is do without beer and 
cigarettes and soda and all junk food for a month.
---- Lorrie <> wrote: 
> >  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 
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