It’s a sad truth that people abandon their pets. Dogs are often dumped on the curb when their family moves away, or advertised on Internet classifieds in a rushed attempt get rid of them quickly. Even worse, some heartless owners threaten to take the dogs to a high-kill shelter or put them down themselves unless someone takes them. In one case, an anonymous man posted to Craigslist that he would shoot his dog unless someone adopted him (see the news video below)!
One pet parent is fed up with this trend and vented her frustrations on Craigslist. She posted a picture of her dog and cat and shared her thoughts on the callous and irresponsible way some pet owners treat their animals.
“This is my dog.
“I have had her for six years. She has been frustrating and infuriating at times. She has cost me money I wanted to spend on other things. She has been inconvenient at times. I’ve had to arrange my life with her in mind. I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything in the world, because I love her and she brings me joy.
“Now, to get to the point of this post. I want to tell you about something amazing that I did. I MOVED. I moved three times actually. Amazingly, I KEPT MY F**KING DOG!
“Can you imagine? Did you know someone can move and still keep their dog? What an amazing concept, isn’t it? Oh, I also got married, had a baby, and changed jobs, AND STILL MANAGED TO KEEP MY DOG! Am I the only human being alive who’s been able to do this? See that little cat next my dog in the picture, well we just found out she has AIDS, yes, feline AIDS. She will require expensive medicine for the rest of her short life. Guess what? I’M KEEPING THE F**KING CAT TOO.
“I’m not going to dump her off on Craigslist to assuage some mild hint of guilt I feel because I’m too lazy, weak and irresponsible to fulfill a commitment I made to a living, loving animal. To all you who do otherwise, F**K YOU! I hope your spouse leaves you, penniless and alone. May God keep you, though you don’t deserve it.”
Please share this woman’s important message with your friends!
This woman’s Craigslist rant reminds me of another rant from a dog lover who took to Craigslist after rescuing two dumped dogs. Click here to read the dog lover tell off an irresponsible owner.