Hold onto your butts. I’m ready to rant.
Irresponsible Pet Owners
You know who you are. Well, some of you might not. I’m willing to give the benefit of a doubt that some people just don’t know better. If this describes you, please adjust your behavior accordingly.
Having a pet has a lot more to it than simply giving a dog or cat or [insert species here] and giving it a name. You have to feed it, love it, take it to the vet, keep vaccines up to date, train it, socialize it, provide a safe and secure environment, etc. This isn’t an accessory. This is a living, breathing new member of your family and best friend for the next 12-15 years. If you can’t deal with that, either volunteer at an animal shelter to get your fix or get a Furby. There’s no commitment required.
As I write this, there are four dogs outside my window roaming the neighborhood in a pack. I know the owners for three of them, and I know that at least two of the dogs have not been spayed/neutered– which means an even bigger problem is only a matter of time.
Letting dogs roam is not caring for them. It’s putting them in danger from cars and other animals. Invisible fences fail and don’t keep out other animals. Ditto for tethering. Add the failure to spay or neuter to that mix, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a territorial, aggressive dog. Even if the dog never harms anyone, he or she is still at risk of being harmed. Just don’t do it.
Yes, that means it’s more work to keep a dog safely indoors and walk a few times a day so that Fido can do his business. Yes, that means that you might need a fence to keep Spot safe. But that’s part of the deal you’re making when you adopt. Again, if you can’t accept that kind of responsibility, then maybe owning a pet isn’t for you.
Okay, yeah… That pretty much sums it up. My family members are among the worst offenders.
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