Why is it so many people can just throw away their animals like garbage? After all the loyalty and companionship they have provided, I don't think it's that far from unreasonable to provide food and shelter.
On my local CL, I found a few such ads.
"I have a blue merle chihuahua male I need to rehome. I have had him about 2 years (Two years?). I dont think he is much older then 2 and a half years old. He will come with his kennel... some food (you will prolly wanna switch him) and his dishes and his leash and collar. He is licensed to riverside county animal shelter and he is current on his shots. He has been living inside/ outside.. He is awesome with children other animals. I also have a female. she is brn and white. not spayed. i been calling her Bella. someone tossed her in my yard. asking only 15 for her. she will come with her leash collars bandana and some food. Please take them so they dont head to the shelter
I just cant keep him. Asking 50$ rehoming fee. He has till the weekend then I have to take him to the shelter!"
"Blackie is 3 years old, she is well behaved & sweet. She is not fixed, had 1 litter & was a very good mom. Never been around children, but is gentle & submissive & I think she would be ok. She needs a yard & a caring person or family." Good; an unspayed APBT. Do we really need to be breeding any more dogs? Isn't there something stating on CL that unaltered animals (dogs and cats) aren't allowed to be rehomed?
This is on a six month old lab puppy. I hate it when people get animals and somehow don't realize the responsibility that goes with ownership. "We are looking to re-home our Black Lab. He is very loving, great with kids and other dogs. He is healty. There is no dog registration papers.
FREE TO GOOD HOME...HE IS GREAT, UNFORTUNATELY WE DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO SPEND WITH HIM. HE NEEDS DAILY EXERCISE OR PLAYTIME." What puppy doesn't? Anyone?
Just a few I dug up. There are many more, but not enough time for me to fit them all in.