I volunteer at a no kill animal shelter, where sad stories are told very often.
We have pets that have been rescued after living for months on the streets, living only from the food that strangers gave them.
There are also those who had been thrown out of their house by their owners.
I could go on but I think you understood that all of our dogs had a sad past.
Anyway, I feel that its important to tell one story in particular. It´s the story of a mutt, who was dropped outside the shelter a few weeks ago.
A man just took him out of a car and drove away.
After talking to one of the janitors at the shelter, I found out that this man was actually the pet´s owner. He had no problem in leaving the pooch at the sidewalk and screaming at the shelter´s employee: You guys are a shelter, take care of him.
The frightened animal was so scared and confused, that he ran towards a mall that is in the vicinity of the shelter. Luckyly the janitor was able to save the dog from the cars on the street.
The dog is healthy and has lots of friends at the shelter, but he still has that sad look on his eyes.
Hopefully a loving family will take him home soon.
So, why I wrote about this? To let you know that pet ownership is a big responsibility. One that you acquire for as long as the pooch lives. You just don´t get rid of your pet when you get tired of him.
Your pet is a living being that can feel pain and hunger, and has feelings as well. Please love him and take him to a vet you trust.
If you´re not ready to own a pet, please don´t get one.
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