Irresponsible Pet Ownership

In the past couple of months, I’ve run across a person who was planning to dump a cat outdoors at a known cat colony, thinking it would “survive and fit in there” and a family that no longer wants their perfectly behaved, affectionate cat, because they have a child and “don’t have enough time to pet it.”
Meanwhile people who rescue and try to help abandoned pets are at their wits end because of folks like these.
How is it that so many people have so little common sense? And how is it that this city has so many irresponsible pet owners? Indianapolis is at the top of the list of cities with a huge abandoned or unwanted pet problem, and that isn’t factoring in cats and dogs born in the wild, just ones that are kicked out of homes by their owners.
People keep blaming the Humane Society for their high euthanasia rates, but it’s irresponsible pet owners that are to blame. Please people. Spay or neuter your animals. Train them to behave, and have a bit of patience and affection towards them.

Posted in Indianapolis
2 comments on “Irresponsible Pet Ownership
  1. Sandy says:

    Amen !

  2. CW says:

    Here here! Both my dogs and my cat are ‘rescued’ either from people who didn’t want them or from Animal Care & Control or from the ‘wild’.
    Pets require patience, but with time, effort and discipline, they can become great companions. My pets are all living proof of that!
    I don’t blame ACC at all. They simply can’t place all the animals that they end up receiving.

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