Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Non-Disposable Pets

This is a sad article. I had no idea this was happening.

"Much about college life is temporary — classes last a semester, majors change, living arrangements endure maybe a school year and friendships come and go. But pets should not be part of that flux.
Yet every spring, as thousands of University of Arizona students pack up and leave Tucson for the summer or for good, local animal shelters notice a spike in dogs and cats being dropped off, unwanted.
If you can't commit to an animal for its lifetime — which usually lasts more than a school year — don't get a pet. To adopt a dog, cat, pet mouse or tortoise requires responsibility, maturity and the decency to understand that animals are not disposable."

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