The Deepest Circles of Hell

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I was listening to NPR today, and there was a spokesperson from the Humane Society talking about the economic downturn. She commented that people who are foreclosed frequently abandon their pets in their home rather than taking the pet to a shelter prior to moving.

This behavior invokes in me a deep-seated rage, coupled with the overwhelming desire to send the perpetrators to the deepest circles of hell, where they can be abandoned and locked into a building with no food or water, to die slowly and painfully. Then resurrect and repeat.

Attention, people who abandon their animals: Grow a fucking set, and do the right thing. If you can no longer afford to keep your pet, for whatever reason, bring them to a shelter. Don't betray their trust and love by leaving them with no one to care for them.

Christ on a crutch. Who thinks this is okay?

8 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

That is how I acquired my new huntress'. At the pound. And they were overloaded. Luckliy they had less the day the Squeeze and I actually went to adopt than on the day I pre-shopped.
They do realize that they ahve landed in Kitteh Heaven, though.
But really, people got loans that they KNEW they wouldn't be able to hold on to, so if they were that callous of their own family's security, why should they worry about a kitteh or puppeh?
Asshats.

Janiece Murphy said...

"if they were that callous of their own family's security, why should they worry about a kitteh or puppeh?"

Amy, I didn't think of it like that.

I don't know if it makes it better, or worse.

Poor kitties and poochies...

Cindi in CO said...

People really suck, you know?

Janiece Murphy said...

Yes. Yes, they do.

MWT said...

Sadly, there are a lot of people who don't think of animals as individuals, and will prioritize their own convenience above what's best for one.

Chris said...

I read stories about this in the local news every day. It makes me sick to the depths of my soul. I'm pretty sure Satan has a twisted little corner of hell set aside for people like this.

vince said...

I'm pretty sure Satan has a twisted little corner of hell set aside for people like this.

Here, here!

Steve Buchheit said...

Out here in the "country" we get drop offs. We've also rescued two dogs that we've found out about the owners after we found them good homes. Or at least homes where they'll be cared for. We did rescue one puppy that we found the owner quickly and returned her to them. Really happy about that one. Gotta like going into the local little newspaper, say you have a dog that fits this, and the ad person says, "Hey, we just got a 'lost' notice for that description, here's their number." The ad didn't even make it into the paper.