He is getting rid of …..
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re: He is getting rid of …..
Some days I feel we are making great progress in establishing that pets are a vital part of our family and society.
Other days I see less than ideal pet owners dispose of their pets.
Yesterday my neighbor came back from a 2 week vacation, and said he was ” getting rid of his dog”
Too much work..he didn’t enjoy the chewing.
His dog is a 10 month old Terrier cross Border Collie- known around here as a ” Kootenay Mix”
Keko is a wonderful dog, who has had no training and no involvement from his deliquent owner ( one of my neighbors)
Keko is better off somewhere else- in fact one of my staff is probably going to adopt him.
My neighbor is a so called professional.
He has the time and resources to care for Keko.
But he doesn’t really value animals..including Keko.
What irritates me is how “easy” this all is.
He doesn’t want him, so he just gets rid of him.
Disposable..kind of like Britney Spears going through clothes..
There are no consequences for mr ” I don’t really value pets” neighbor
There are huge benefits of pet ownership.
But owning a pet comes with responsibilities.
And as a society it is too easy to shirk these.
Clearly we need some basic animal ownership legislation that at least doesn’t allow for disposable pets.
Here is some pet adoption info as that is where Keko almost ended up…
Did you know that 7 million adoptable dogs & cats are killed each year due mainly to overpopulation? Did you know that 25-30% of dogs for adoption in animal shelters are purebred? The other 70-75%, of course, are lovable, wonderful mixed-breed pets, just waiting for a chance to be your perfect new friend.
In an effort to help people make good choices when they adopt a dog or cat, many humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues provide adoption counseling to help match you up with a pet for adoption.
If you have your heart set on a specific breed, before you check out a dog breeder or pet store, why not adopt a pet from a breed rescue organization? Breed rescues are groups that specialize in a particular breed of dog or cat.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that animal shelters and pet rescues are filled with dog or cats that were discarded because they’re “bad”. Shelter pets for adoption are wonderful companions who became the victims of family tragedy, unlucky circumstances or irresponsible owners.
Did you know that many backyard dog breeders and pet stores who supply the majority of purebreds simply are selling inbred pets without care for preventing genetic problems? Mixed breed pets have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore overall lower vet bills and happier pets! And the best place to find a mixed breed dog or cat is at an SPCA, a humane society or an animal shelter.
P.S. Support you local animal shelter..they really need it.
I am donating a portion of all sales of my Home Study Course to The Second Chance Animal Shelter..it is the right thing to do.
I’ll keep you updated on Keko.
It’s Your Pet- Heal Them At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones
Copyright 2006 Veterinary Secrets Revealed