Seriously. I do. I feel like it is really my own fault. Katchie could probably agree with me on this, but I get so angry when I read KSL Classifieds or Craigslist posting for pets. Does no one think ahead or do research before purchasing/adopting a pet ?
I'm just so irritated by people who get a pet and then 3 months later are getting rid of it because "I'm moving and I can't take my pet" or "We don't give he/she the attention they deserve." Seriously. That is totally irresponsible! If you are not in a stable place in your life you should not have a pet. If you can't give that pet the love and attention it deserves you should not have a pet.
If you want to be a responsible pet owner do your research prior to purchasing. Know what your animal needs to live a healthy happy life. Think about what your future plans entail before adopting a pet.
I just had to get that out there. Mostly because when I see those cute little cuddle faces on those posting I just want to adopt them all.
Sorry about the ranting and raving, I was just fed up. (I've also been watching a lot of Animal Police on Animal Planet.) Sometimes I get real pissed.
Save a life. Adopt a pet!
Here are a list of local adoption agencies/rescues that have animals who need homes:
Utah Human Society
Ching Farm Rescue and Sanctuary
Pet Samaritan Fund
Utah Rabbit Rescue
Click here for a complete listing of Animal Rescues in Utah.
As for me, I will try to refrain from checking those postings until we are able to have another pet. Sorry for bitchin'