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Julie

That photo kills me.

gail

Me too. That's what made me stop as I was clicking through some sites.

dorkafork

I'm going to sound somewhat heartless, but that photo irritates the hell out of me. If you can't afford to feed or otherwise properly care for your pet, you have no goddamn business owning one. How unbelievably selfish of those people, to continue to hold on to their pet, with such disregard for the pet's living conditions.

I actually know quite a few people who work as professionals in animal welfare organizations, and this just strikes me as a not very effective use of resources.

dorkafork

Don't get me wrong, it's great that they manage to feed and provide at least some medical care for those animals, but I'd prefer it if convincing these people to surrender their animals for adoption so they can actually be properly cared for, if that was at least one goal of the organization.

gail

Still, it's good that somebody is looking out for their pets.

Pixie

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME, DORKA?

Today, the "no kill shelters" in AZ are admitting they are going to have to euthanize the animals because they cannot find loving homes for them.

Have you been to a shelter, Dorka?

Do you think the food and habitats magically appear and the love and nurturing is provided by tiny loving hands of angels from an alternate universe?

No.

If every homeless person was coupled with a homeless pet there would still be too many homeless persons and too many homeless pets.

to say:

If you can't afford to feed or otherwise properly care for your pet, you have no goddamn business owning one. How unbelievably selfish of those people, to continue to hold on to their pet, with such disregard for the pet's living conditions.

Is ludicrous.

Perhaps you should speak to your government... you know, the one that is allowing the alarming rate of homeless humans before you take issue with the pets, those homeless are trying to provide for.

I am disgusted.

Mich Mash

What happened to feeding the homeless? Have we given up on them and instead turned toward feeding their pets?

gail

I think it's just a small group that wanted to help out with the animals, not a reassignment of resources. There's no reason to assume that people who care about animals don't also care about people.

Melissa

I think it's a great thing to do. Let's not sink a charitable idea in a fog of better ones--sure, in an ideal world pets should be well cared for and not out on the streets, and the homeless should be fed before the pets, if they should be allowed pets at all--and meanwhile, someone's buddy could be happy and comforted, if only for one night.

I think I'm down with that. (The happy & comforted part).

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