Just went apeshit on piece of shit Philly trash in a Facebook group.
Getting rid of a puppy on buy, trade, sell. “We found out we can’t have dogs in this house.” WHAT. I inquired because I’m a little shit. It looks like they got the dog from a BREEDER (time & planning - as opposed to a shelter…
I wish I could tell you that it gets better depending on where you are. But people are so unbelievably selfish. We get dogs and cats that are surrendered to us because “We had a baby”, “I don’t have time for it”, “it whines too much”, “it’s too nice of a dog and doesn’t bark at anyone”, “it’s not potty trained”.
I seriously still have not gotten used to the stupidity. It’s every effing day.
I work for the city shelter. Sometimes we get in almost 100 animals PER DAY. We have ONE vet that takes care of around 700-800 animals. We had 27,000 animals come through our doors last year. Our live release rate is in the high 50s.
Yet people still come to our shelter to adopt…but they want a dog that’s not neutered because “oh I want my female dog to have puppies” or “because I don’t believe in neutering my animals”.
& when we educate about spaying and neutering it’s like talking to a wall.
& we get called ALL sorts of horrible names.
Yes…we euthanize! And right now we are SO full that we are euthanizing for space.
We DON’T like it. But we have NO choice. We are an OPEN ADMISSION shelter. We cannot deny anyone.
(Side note: we also have horses, pigs, cows, ducks, turkeys, chickens)
We have to take care of animals that are part of cruelty cases. We quarantine animals that are part of bite cases.
There is SO MUCH MORE to your local shelter than you’d think.
&&& YET people won’t SPAY AND NEUTER. And they CONTINUE to BUY dogs from breeders who probably have the dogs they breed in horrible conditions for HUNDREDS of dollars.
Anyway….sorry. end rant.
(I effing love my job and animal welfare is SO my passion)