finding the possible answer is a puzzle, a maze and it probably isn't the first obvious thing that pops into your head. take the time to really think about this..to peel back all of the layers and see if the answer is even hiding deep in the center...or is it just not there?
what do we do with all of the current and up and coming unwanted pets?
the public shelters are full. the private shelters and rescues are full and we are all turning animals away. you can't give them away free to any decent people with an ad in the paper cuz A. the decent folks don't want them cuz they have pets of their own and B. the bad guys who do want them will pretend to be good and do something terrible to the pet anyway.
the vets won't put them down very much any more..i think they got tired of murdering helpless animals on weak human whims. and the current homes have already decided they are booting them out of the door which is probably a good thing cuz no animal should be made to live where they are not wanted either.
so if you can't toss them into a shelter or a rescue and you can't give them away, and you can't kill them at the vets and they can't stay where they are...where do the poor buggers go?????
it is too late to say spay and neuter and don't breed anymore...cuz millions of them are already born. and there is no point in saying that pets are forever so you have to keep them even when you no longer want them cuz that kind of sucks for the pet to live in a home that views them with resentment and regret...i am sure they would like a home that actually wants them.
it really doesn't matter if the excuse for unloading the pet is totally understandable or totally sucks..it still means another one is homeless with absolutely no where to go.
so if you take away all of the blame...and if you take away all of the should haves or should do's and if you take away all of the options for getting rid of them cuz there is reaching a point where there just ain't any...what exactly are the getting rid of the pet families going to do???
it is kind of scary to me when i think of it like that....does anyone know the answer to this?..i sure as hell don't.
When animals are no longer considered commodities, and when the repercussions for abandoning and abusing them become unbearable for the perpetrators, when it becomes a privilege, not a right, to keep an animal, and when human beings evolve to become a completely compassionate species, thats when the homeless pet problem will no longer exist.
When pigs fly. Won't be in my lifetime. Perhaps the Abolitionists have the right idea.