A really good friend of mine has 15 dogs and 3 cats. He claims to love the animals and questions what would happen to them if they went to an animal shelter. But my daughter’s friend stayed the night with his daughter and came over to describe what she saw. And then she showed me video.
She took video of dog and cat waste all over the house. She said roaches were crawling everywhere, including the shower, counters, and beds. When she pointed it out to her friend, the explanation she received was, “I’m used to it.”
How can you get used to that ever? If you collect animals, you are not doing a favor to the pet. When they live in that kind of waste and your own children have to live in it, too, it is no longer reasonable to think you are helping your pets or your children.
This is Rabies Clinic week in my own part of the country where animals get rabies shots at a lower cost. I would strongly suggest to people to go ahead and consider having their pets spayed and neutered while you have them there at the vet’s offices.
Photo by kthy pryn via flickr creative commons.