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Disposable Society

DoubleRR
March 3rd, 2009, 10:00 AM
I saw this posted yesterday and thought I would share it. The #'s jump from 10 - 14, but I'm sure there are still some sad reasons that people come up with, that were not addressed....
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Tender Hearts Rescue
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Date: 2008-06-26, 6:53PM

Hello: You have reached 123-4567, Tender Hearts Rescue. Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving, please listen closely to the following options and choose the one that best describes you or your situation:

Press 1 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home right away.

Press 2 if you are moving today and need to immediately place your 150 pound, 8-year-old dog.

Press 3 if you have three dogs, had a baby and want to get rid of your dogs because you are the only person in the world to have a baby and dogs at the same time.

Press 4 if you just got a brand new puppy and your old dog is having problems adjusting so you want to get rid of the old one right away.

Press 5 if your little puppy has grown up and is no longer small and cute and you want to trade it in for a new model.

Press 6 if you want an unpaid volunteer to come to your home TODAY and pick up the dog you no longer want.

Press 7 if you have been feeding and caring for a "stray" for the last three years, are moving and suddenly determine it's not your dog.

Press 8 if your dog is sick and needs a vet but you need the money for your vacation.

Press 9 if you are elderly and want to adopt a cute puppy who is not active and is going to outlive you.

Press 10 if your relative has died and you don't want to care for their elderly dog because it doesn't fit your lifestyle.

Press 14 if you are calling at 6 a.m. to make sure you wake me up before I have to go to work so you can drop a dog off on your way to work.

Press 15 to leave us an anonymous garbled message, letting us know you have left a dog in our yard in the middle of January, which is in fact, better than just leaving the dog with no message.

Press 16 if you are going to get angry because we are not going to take your dog that you have had for fifteen years, because it is not our responsibility.

Press 17 if you are going to threaten to take your ten year old dog to be euthanized because I won't take it.

Press 18 if you're going to get angry because the volunteers had the audacity to go on vacation and leave the dogs in care of a trusted volunteer who is not authorized to take your personal pet.

Press 19 if you want one of our PERFECTLY trained, housebroken, kid and cat friendly purebred dogs that we have an abundance of.

Press 20 if you want us to take your dog that has a slight aggression problem, i.e. has only bitten a few people and killed your neighbor's cats.

Press 21 if you have already called once and been told we don't take personal surrenders but thought you would get a different person this time with a different answer.

Press 22 if you want us to use space that would go to a stray to board your personal dog while you are on vacation, free of charge, of course.

Press 23 if it is Christmas Eve or Easter morning and you want me to deliver an eight week old puppy to your house by 6:30 am before your kids wake up.

Press 24 if you have bought your children a duckling, chick or baby bunny for Easter and it is now Christmas and no longer cute.

Press 25 if you want us to take your female dog who has already had ten litters, but we can't spay her because she is pregnant again and it is against your religion.

Press 26 if you're lying to make one of our younger volunteers feel bad and take your personal pet off your hands.

Press 27 if your cat is biting and not using the litter box because it is declawed, but are not willing to accept the responsibility that the cat's behavior is altered because of your nice furniture.

Press 28 if your two year old male dog is marking all over your house but you just haven't gotten around to having him neutered.

Press 29 if you previously had an outdoor only dog and are calling because she is suddenly pregnant.

Press 30 if you have done "everything" to housebreak your dog and have had no success but you don't want to crate the dog because it is cruel.

Press 31 if you didn't listen to the message asking for an evening phone number and you left your work number when all volunteers are also working and you are angry because no one called you back.

Press 32 if you need a puppy immediately and cannot wait because today is your daughter's birthday and you forgot when she was born.

Press 33 if your dog's coat doesn't match your new furniture and you need a different color or breed.

Press 34 if your new love doesn't like your dog and you are too stupid to get rid of the new friend (who will dump you in the next month anyway) instead of the dog.

Press 35 if you went through all these 'options' and didn't hear enough. This press will connect you to the sounds of tears being shed by one of our volunteers who is holding a discarded old dog while the vet mercifully frees him from the grief of missing his family.

~Author Unknown

Shaykeija
March 3rd, 2009, 10:08 AM
# 35 ripped my heart out........

kiara
March 3rd, 2009, 01:01 PM
My rescue just had a call from a lady that found 3, three day old kittens in a box by the garbage area in a Montreal apartment building. I managed to place them with a veterinary clinic that has experience in doing that. What were the owners of the kittens thinking? This is an outrage and God only knows how many other litters this female cat has had and she is probably looking for her babies !!! Humans are horrible!!!!

Love4himies
March 3rd, 2009, 01:06 PM
:cry::cry: What are people thinking :wall: :wall:

ancientgirl
March 3rd, 2009, 01:36 PM
My faith in humanity grows smaller and smaller by the day. 3 day old kittens. Unbelievable.

Sadly, most people don't care about the reasons they are dumping their pets. They have no guilt. I don't want to know people like that.

cpietra16
March 3rd, 2009, 02:06 PM
:sad: sadly enough, this doesn't surprise or shock me anymore....I figure everyone regrets one thing they did in life....I truly believe god regrets creating the Human species....

BenMax
March 3rd, 2009, 02:27 PM
Double RR - fan-friggen-tastic!!!! Love it and all so very very true. Though many find this disheartening I had to laugh. All these excuses or even some of the things I wish I could say are in this.

This is gold and everyone in rescue/shelters have heard all this and more.

Oh here is some more:

I am 'donating' my dog or cat!
I am giving you my 10 year old because I cannot bear to put him to sleep as it will hurt 'ME' too much as I love him so much...
My unneutered dog keeps humping me and I can't take it anymore - it's embarassing.
My unneutered cat keeps spraying...but no I don't want to fix him because it is cruel.

I am certain I can think of more.

chico2
March 3rd, 2009, 05:18 PM
Nobody can inflict as much pain and suffering as us humans,I carry my "animal-lover"badge as a badge of honor.
We can only hope,that one day,karma will catch up with these unfeeling, heartless people:evil:
Thank Dog,there are people,like BenMax,Frenchy,cpietra and many,many others,who will help as much as they can,to make sure an abandoned heartbroken animal will find people who'll love them:cat::dog:

14+kitties
March 3rd, 2009, 05:58 PM
All so very very true. All so very very sad. :sad:

Blackdog22
March 3rd, 2009, 07:24 PM
I cannot believe how utterly horrible some people are.
Great post.

TacoGrl
March 3rd, 2009, 08:01 PM
I have had my two for almost two months now and I still cry sometimes when I look them and think of their stories...Seth is all of maybe two years old and has spent 1.5 of those years in a shelter of some kind or the other (deemed unadoptable and on the die list before the rescue saved him)...Messina is all of maybe 1.5 years old and was thrown out because she was pregnant (her kittens were taken care of by her foster mom and went to good homes :)) These two are VERY special to me and I am VERY happy to share my home with them...their previous owners' loss.

Reading that list though...you are correct...people do suck. :frustrated:

BenMax
March 4th, 2009, 08:29 AM
TacoGirl - some people suck. We see so much 'stuff' which can really get to you, but then there are the good stories, the stories of love, compassion and committment. When we adopt our someone's 'unwanted' and we follow up only to find an animal living the high life - I have got to tell you, it does put faith back into humanity.

People here have touched me. People I don't even know - but their stories, their committments makes me and others keep plugging away.

Some people suck big time. But I have to say that there are good people out there.:)

14+kitties
March 4th, 2009, 08:58 AM
I hope and pray some day people will get it through their heads that cats/dogs are not disposable! Until that day I keep plugging away talking to as many people as I can about s/n, being responsible pet owners, feeding right, etc. I am surprised no one at the store has complained to the managers yet. :o
Hopefully we will still be around to see the day where we are not euthanizing millions of pets, strays every year. :sad:

BenMax
March 4th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Hopefully we will still be around to see the day where we are not euthanizing millions of pets, strays every year. :sad:

Until our year 1800th century law changes this may take a while.

TacoGrl
March 4th, 2009, 11:21 AM
TacoGirl - some people suck. We see so much 'stuff' which can really get to you, but then there are the good stories, the stories of love, compassion and committment. When we adopt our someone's 'unwanted' and we follow up only to find an animal living the high life - I have got to tell you, it does put faith back into humanity.

People here have touched me. People I don't even know - but their stories, their committments makes me and others keep plugging away.

Some people suck big time. But I have to say that there are good people out there.:)



My bad...didn't mean ALL people...just a saying and you are right, there are good people out there. :)

BenMax
March 4th, 2009, 12:31 PM
My bad...didn't mean ALL people...just a saying and you are right, there are good people out there. :)

You no bad girl - I gotcha!!:laughing: