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I Hate It When People Don't Take Care of Their Pets

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    My grandma's dog is very obese.

    She is constantly giving him treats all the time, and always asks everyone to give him treats as well, even though he really doesn't need them. She never punished him for anything, so he thinks it's ok to beg and growl at people. She also gets mad at the dog when he plays with...
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    It Makes Me Sick

    people that get pets when their are young cute and adorable but when they grow up the people lose interested and the pets are sent to the pound or worse
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Why Have Pets

    ...if you are incapable or unwilling to look after them. Pets are a joy, some people make their lives a misery. Mizz
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    My Neighbor'S Dog

    My family lives next door to a guy and his son, and by "guy and his son" I don't mean a dad and a teenager...I mean a 60-70 year old man living with his son who's in his 30s, but thinks he's in his teens. When we first moved next door to them, one of the things I was most...
    elusive144 elusive144 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    >:(

    I do! Why do you have pets if you're not even going to take care if them!?if you can't take care of your pets then don't get any pets
    eflor1436 eflor1436 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    I Rescued A Dog

    My parents planned on getting a dog and feeding her cheep dog food and never paying for the vet. I figured since they wanted me to take care of her then I would take her. Now she has the best dog food on the market, doggy health insurance and training lessons. She is turning out...
    Janeasha Janeasha 26-30 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    We've adopted two rescue dogs,

    both are the most loving dogs. I don't know if their loving nature is because of their previous homes and possible mistreatment or if they have always been that way, but I don't understand why they weren't loved and cared for before us.
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore 51-55, M 3 Responses May 29

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    People love to post pics on instagram of their

    cute, loyal dog, but won't spend the money to take the poor thing to the vet. Disgusting.
    poorpets poorpets 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I love dogs, cats, mice,

    you name it. Especially dogs and horses. They're magnificent.
    Answeringyou35 Answeringyou35 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    So Do Something!

    Ok, i will! I'll walk my talk, i will feed and care for all four legged homeless animals. I have done it most of my life. I find strays and take them him, feed and love them. If i can find homes i will. They normally end up a part of my family. Some folks tell me... hey don't you...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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    It makes me wanna cry

    when i see animals who look sick and dirty :( you can really see the sadness in their eyes..
    carmz87 carmz87 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I was in tears the other day

    when I saw how skinny the neighbor's 'pregnant' cat was. They didn't want her. They dropped her off blocks away and the cat keeps finding her way back. I had to take food to her. I could cry even now thinking about it. These neighbors are so evil! What can I do about it? I don't...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just adopted a pretty little ring neck dove

    named Norma from my local animal shelter. She came from a hoarder who had over 60 birds! I just hope they all find good homes.
    lovewhiteroses lovewhiteroses 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    My First Puppy

    I was 11 years old when my dad found a puppy on a street, we named him chocolate because he looked like chocolate anyway my sister(4 years old) got on my puppy and hurted him.My dad disided to sell him I said" Noooo please no" put then when he was going to sell him he thinked and...
    swag1561 swag1561 13-15, M Oct 21, 2013

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    I Had a Terrier Named Jiggs ...

    What a cool dog.  He liked me and became a pal.  Years ago in this city, Jiggs would be gone for days and we never worried if he would come back.  Once we moved quickly before he came home to rest, somehow he found our new home about a mile and a half away. ...
    gottaBhappy gottaBhappy 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    My Puppy Needs Surgery

    I love my dog, she is a 3 year old american staffy... I saved her from going to a shelter because the first owners didnt have enough time for her... Now my little girl needs surgery on her hind leg, it is an enormous cost that i just dont have at this time... She is currently on...
    Mullina Mullina 31-35, F Sep 12, 2013

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    The Unfortunate

    It's very disturbing and unfortunate to know why we do the things we do. I constantly see abandoned dogs that are left to wonder the streets by themselves in battle for survival. I've seen some smaller dogs almost come in contact with a vehicle in motion. The question that comes...
    Thegoodkid549 Thegoodkid549 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2013

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    Yes thats right. I used to know 10 Cats

    who belonged to a one men middle 40s . He gave food and a home to 2 cats. But he doesn't care if the cats made a kittens so finally he got around 10 cats. They all lived in his garden. So he carried like that until he got a 2 strokes times. And after he changed a home and no...
    princessmummy2012 princessmummy2012 22-25, F Feb 15

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    All I'm saying is that

    if you don't take care of your pet,your dear beloved pet will mysteriously disappear. -whistles mysteriously away-
    17hugs 17hugs 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    Can't Keep It, Don't Get It!!!

    I absolutely hate people who get animals because " they're so cute"! Then when the animal pees or poops they have a problem with it and immediately get rid of it. It's so sad! If you don't have the time, money and patience for a pet, who mind you is no different than a child...
    mommyofeight mommyofeight 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    People Who Dont Take Care Of Pets

    i have an older sister whos 21 yrs old & she used 2 have a yorky who waz only 2 yrs when she got him from her friend its waz from 2012 & shes always to lazy 2 walk her dog & tell me 2 walk the dog around my neighborhood & my mum always tells my sister to walk the dog...
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    I saw a vid about these baby chicks ugh

    now I totally hate Mc Donald's the vid actually made me cry because they torture the chicks to death :(
    luvanimaulz luvanimaulz 16-17, F Feb 3

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    If You Can't Handle It, Don't Get One

    i've never understood people who become pet owners and then constantly complain about the work they have to do to take care of them. um, hel-lo?! what did they think, that they were getting an animal who could magically take care of itself? everyone needs to stop and really think...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 18 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    ~scaroo U~

    It really sickens me when people treat animals like a disposable toy. Especially when these adults raise kids to be just as neglectful. Nothing gets my knickers in a bunch like seeing people screaming and smacking their pets! Are you kidding me? It has the smallest pea brain and...
    ChelleMarie ChelleMarie 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Abandoned

    My brother decided he no longer wants his dog. He was going to drop it off at the pound, but I asked him to wait and let me take the dog to a no-kill shelter. He really is a sweet dog; he just needs to be trained. They haven't trained him, so they think he's a "bad" dog because...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    The most innocent and loving creatures,

    why do people torture them. They should suffer the same abuse they gave.
    Ddee0825 Ddee0825 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    I Had To Call Animal Control...

    I have a chocolate lab and an old cat with its left eye missing who my son has affectionatly named 'Winky.' I rescued both my pets and have paid out the nose in vet bills, but I love them regardless. They ARE members of my family, (no matter how crazy that might seem to some...
    peachy12 peachy12 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    I Do My Share

    My house both inside and out is filled with animals that someone else didn't want. I live out in the sticks so it's not a problem and I have plenty of room for them. Come on people, take a close look at your situation before you get a pet. Can you really take on the awesome...
    awhitedot awhitedot 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2011

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    Can't Look After It - Then Don't Have One!

    I hate, really hate, when people abuse, mistreat or neglect animals they claim to love! I watch Animal rescue sometimes but it breaks my heart so I don't watch as much as I would like too. I simply don't and can't understand why someone would do that to a pet?! There are lots of...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    I Want To Rescue My Neighbor's Dog.

    Don't you just hate it when people who struggle earning money to by a dog, and then they just leave the dog in a corner of the house to live on its own? Why do people adopt pups if they can't give them enough love, care and attention? I hate when peole do this. Reason I am...
    Waocky Waocky 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    At my nans house, she has a beautiful German

    Shepard called huskey. For as long as I can remember he has lived outside. The grass is really overgrown, he never gets taken on walks and I can't do anything about it As I hardly see my nan.. Sad thing is she hAs two Yorkshire terriers who live in the house and get treated...
    crystalskys crystalskys 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Very Stupid People...

    On Craiglist the other day, I saw a black lab puppy that the family was trying to get rid of, because one of their kids had allergies. They put a muzzle on it whenever they would leave the dog home, so it wouldn't chew up the furniture. The dog ended up having an indentation...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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    Crying For My Dog

    One day when I was like 11 years old my uncle came do our house and brought his 1 or 2 year old daughter. I was playing with her and my golden retriever was getting excited cause I was jumping all around. Then my cousin was running towards me and so was my dog and my little...
    BeautifulLyrics7 BeautifulLyrics7 13-15, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Pets Need Love, Too

    There are a lot of things I hate and people not taking care of their pets is one of them. It sickens me to see animals being treated like crap. I mean, how would someone like it if they were treated poorly? Just leave them without food, water and shelter and see how long they...
    ABittersweetTragedy ABittersweetTragedy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    I Dont Understand Some People

    I am always being told by my husband to realise that not all people treat their animals how we do ours. We used to have 2 dogs ( we lost one of our precious dogs just over 2 weeks ago) and now its just our 20 month old riley. It annoys me so much when i see dogs that...
    myangelsforever myangelsforever 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2009

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    The window in my bedroom gives me direct view

    of my neighbors neglected dogs. It is currently 18 degrees fahrenheit outside and the two are whining so loudly I can hear it through my closed window. This isn't a rare occurrence either, I'm often woken up by their whining. Poor babies. I've called and reported the owners...
    Honiebun Honiebun 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    I Stole My Neighbors' Puppy And Have It To Someone Who Loves It

    Yes stealing is wrong but so is locking up a puppy all day just because you don't want to take care of it. I'd walk by their house every day and hear her crying. One day she was let out unattended. I watched her for an hour outside hoping her owner would come get her eventually...
    SheWolf92 SheWolf92 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2012

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    Poison

    In Harwich in Essex recently, 24 cats were poisoned with a concoction containing anti-freeze. They died as a result.What possesses a human being to inflict cruelty on these beautiful animals? :( :( :(
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Some people get pets

    because their children want them, or because they are ooooh so cute as babies. They don't think of the future or how much it will cost to provide adequate food and medical care. It's a novelty to them. Animals are living, breathing beings with a soul and feelings. If you get a...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    I absolutely fall in love with every animal I

    come across, especially kitty cats *meow* When I was about 19, I lived in this small town and the people that lived across from me had a meth problem. It broke my heart considering the mother had a 7 year old son she couldn't properly take care of, and was in a drug...
    oofta87 oofta87 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Parents really need to be on the alert

    as to what your kids are seeing in Facebook. Here is an example of a Facebook page that is making the rounds throughout Facebook. It's called a crush video. Three teenage girls crush little puppies to death by stomping on them with their bare feet. My teenage boys cried when...
    dad4teens dad4teens 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Don't Talk. Just Do What Must Be Done.

    Daisy sits in her unfenced yard with a chain attached to an overhead running line that lets her move over a lot of ground. She is alone day after day, all day long, every day. All neighbors thought badly of this situation. I talked to the owners and got permission to walk Daisy...
    Johnmil Johnmil 66-70, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    Reminders and requests

    for bird/parrot owners or those considering a pet bird. 1) It's a commitment- they live a very long time! 2) contrary to all the images, birds do not belong in cages most of the time. They need sufficient time out of the cage to stretch, play, interact. 3) they need and...
    soarabove soarabove 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Poor Baby =/

    I have always believed that pets are family members just like a human. Unfortunately, for my next door neighbors, this obviously isn't a belief they inquire. About a year ago they got this fluffy, white colly puppy; she was only about 2 months old. Ever since they have had her...
    MrsMazariegos MrsMazariegos 22-25, F Oct 25, 2013

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    Pets Are Not A Temporary Thing

    I currently have two pets, one cat and one dog, that were given to me because their owners simply didn't want them anymore. How heartbreaking is that? I could never hand over my pets. I always say that once a animal is inside the house, the only way they leave is when they die...
    CiaoBella0 CiaoBella0 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    I can't stand it when people talk loud on their cell phones allowing everyone around them in on their conversation. That is so rude and it isn't necessary.
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    Especially in the mens room. I mean I'm in a stall perusing a certain personal interest and in the stall next door some kind of "amusing" sounds can be heard. Then... Hello...
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My dad shouts when he's on a call. I remember walking down the road, I was at the end and I could hear my dad talking on the phone from 50 yards away lol.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 days ago

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