I can honestly say there are many times that I like animals more than I like humans. First, animals love you unconditionally. Second, they don’t lie, cheat or steal (okay…they might steal, but I can’t necessarily prove it). Third, even if you treat them terrible they will not treat you the same way. Time and time again an animal will come back to you looking for love no matter what you do to him/her.
Yesterday a friend from high school posted this on Facebook…
I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, “I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.” Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me. I died today. Love, Your Puppy Please forward this to everyone, its time to STOP animal abuse !!!
How sad is it that this is how we treat animals. This weekend I will be participating in the Paws in the Park walk to support Atlanta Pet Rescue. Two years ago my parents adopted Reba (formerly Rainbow) from APR and she has been a blessing. Please don’t toss away animals like they are disposable. Support your local rescues and help to save unwanted animals!