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Ron Shelby

Absolutely heartbreaking. So many awful people out there.

Bailey Jones

Awful people.

Sandi Sagerian

We truly cannot throw all people who abandon animals into the box of "Awful People" We need to look at circumstances. I volunteer at a local shelter and get emails and calls daily from people who need to rehome their pets. The stories vary as to reasons. Some are legitimate (the person being transferred overseas for their job and can't take the animal), elderly family member has passed away and no one is able to assume care. There are also the "Awful People" who want to get rid of their older dog so they can get a puppy.[censored].
Most times I learn they really have been trying to find a new home and a shelter is a last resort. I give them links to rehoming websites, but usually by the time they contact me there is not enough time. Abandonment is not the answer of course. It is inhumane on all angles. As a community, could we work together to find a better recourse for these people? As for the [censored], they need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

David Schuler

Awful people

Doug Sivyer

Wrong Sandi. Anyone that abandons a pet are not only awful people but despicable people! There is no excuse for abandoning an animal. If you can no longer take care of it then either find a home for it or take it to the animal rescue in your area. That simple.

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