there are a lot of emails coming in about animals losing their homes...
Carol · Sep. 24, 2010
the prime time of unloading pets...
may/june...folks are planning their summer vacations and pet boarding costs eats into the holiday budget.
early fall...kids are back to school...families feel time stressed with soccor, ballet, hockey and haven't really gotten back into the "groove" of juggling everyone's needs....something has to give and little fluffy is the easiest thing to get rid of...soccor practice is never on that get rid of list!
halloween/thunderstorms....fireworks/thunder sends panicked outside animals running straight into pounds and shelters never to be claimed, and most likely never to be adopted if they are old.
december...the old stinky, matted cat or dog just doesn't match the cheery xmas motif.
feb/march...stressed out commuting in the dark snowbirds are heading to mexico for a bit of relaxation in sun and the family pet suddenly needs a new home.
plus...the end of each and every month when folks suddenly decide they have to move and the pets can't come along.
you can take almost every excuse and boil it down to...sorry we just can't be bothered.
i have a hard time grasping why the cat who has not used the litter box in 5 or 8 or 10 years...suddenly has to go NOW.
i have a difficult time understanding why a new baby means the dog has to go...when baby 2 or 3 shows up the previous babes all still have a home.
i don't really get why 2 weeks on a beach should cost an animal a home...how about one week on the beach and the animal boarded somewhere nice so everyone can keep their home?
and sorry...but if you won't leave your kids behind when suddenly you are looking for a new place...why would you even consider leaving the family pet behind..it just doesn't make any sense.
i am back into the heartbreaking swing of no, sorry no, we can't help you....we are well on the road to less crazy, less back breaking, less bankrupting around here and i am trying hard to stick to our goal.
and as always it is with full knowledge of what may happen to those victims of human selfish choices currently losing their homes.