Again, hindsight is 20-20. Who’s to say he WASN’T planning to be here for the life of his pet? Situations change. He should … what, exactly? Try to live under the radar for 15 years or whatever it is, no ARC, no job, noplace to live?[/quote]Hey that’s very true, but…[quote]99% of cases come down to money, being irresponsible and selfish. [/quote]Who’s to say he’s not the 1 out of 100 that actually has no choice? No one, you’re right.
[quote]Marboulette, hindsight is 20-20. Give the fellow a chance![/quote]I haven’t even addressed the fellow in question. I’m talking about the 99% of people who shouldn’t own a pet. I don’t know the OP, but the odds are not good looking at stats.
[quote]Marboulette, hindsight is 20-20. Give the fellow a chance! This attitude of jumping on ANYONE who fails to adhere to your personal opinions of how to deal with animals does you and your cause no good whatsoever. It just makes you look like a crank. PR. Its all about PR.[/quote]This line is getting tiring, seriously. I’ve considered all that time and again, and truth be told, I’m willing to put in my own time into helping animals, but I’m not willing to kiss your ass or anyone else’s for that matter. I say what I think and if you or anyone doesn’t like it, then so be it. I honestly couldn’t care less about this PR crap and how many more animals you think I can help with good PR. You want to start an animal welfare organization, you go right ahead, Sir. In the mean time, I’ll say what I think if that’s what I think people need to hear. If that’s alright with you, that would be dandy, and if it’s not, again, so be it, but like I said your song is getting old. You’ve said it, I’ve heard it. Now live with it because it won’t change.
[quote] Some people think they’re doing the animal a favour by taking it off the street.[/quote]They’re doing the animal a favor alright. But they should look for a home for the animal right away as it can take time and you don’t want to end up considering putting an animal back on the street. So better start looking for a home earlier than later.
[quote]Should they think? HELL yes, of course they should. [/quote]And that is all I said, in the third person at that.
[quote]YOU can say that. I can say that. Stray Dog can say that. Because we’ve all of us seen the results of unwanted animals here. [/quote]Yes, I CAN say that, and it’s precisely what I did.
[quote]Remember, there are probably MANY people who come here – young and naive, sure, but with their hearts in the right place – who take in a stray during their time here and then find themselves having to leave – possibly not to "home[/quote]And that’s why I’m sick of it. Fair enough, many people have the heart at the right place, but their heads is up their asses.
“Oh shit, I have to leave! I need to find a home for my pet because I don’t want to put it back on the street!” How about starting to look for a home
you need to leave?
[quote]He’s said NOTHING about wanting to dump it.[/quote]True. And I blamed no one for wanting to dump an animal.