I agree with WeRpeons, fine the guardians (I dislike the term owners as it denotes slavery).
Am not a cat person as much as a dog person and letting any domestic animal run loose is begging for trouble.
A few months ago I posted www.abovetopsecret.com...
in honor of a beautiful Chocolate lab named Molly in Plano, IL that was
hit by a train and killed. A horrible way to die and it could have been prevented.
My sons each have a cat and do not allow them outside at all.
Did you know a cat can get heart worm and unlike a dog heart worm in a cat is fatal?
If anyone is going to have a animal companion, they should be mature enough to take full responsibility for him/her (they are not its).
With my dog, she is allowed out in our fenced in back yard. Both gates are padlocked to avoid someone leaving the gate open.
Lucy is walked 3 miles every day, rain, snow, fair weather (only exception, one night of icy sleet).
While Lucy is outside, I either go out with her or watch from the door and make sure she remains in our yard. She doesn't try to get out, she's such
a sweet and good little girl.
What a wild and crazy world we live in - gosh to turn your beloved companion out with no supervision
The person is asking for a accident to happen.
Besides the guardian being fined heavily. after the third time, the animal companion should be removed from the home.
If one loves their companion, they don't just let them loose - besides other dogs, coyotes, crazy people, birds, traps, poison meat left for vermin,
fences that collars can get hung up on, cars and trains etc.........letting your fur baby run wild is plain stupid and irresponsible.
Another example is my dog's sister was hit by a truck and survived. Her hip and leg needed extensive repair and the cost was $3,000.
How she turned out I don't know as I received many nasty e-mails from this rescue group condemning me for speaking out on this poor innocent dog's
Sorry, no, even when you are getting the mail, your dog can wander off.
Some breeds are better than others..............my sister had a tiny poodle that was very smart and stayed in the front yard, (no fence) but never
left the property.
My Lucy, while she is almost perfect is a bird dog, and if she sees a bunny, bird, anything that catches her interest I am afraid she would throw
caution to the wind and dash right out into the street.
I've had a dog hit by a car, a pug - he slipped between my leg and the door while I leaned over to get the mail in the box attached to the
house...........He was killed instantly.
There were no second chances for Pudgy (Pug).
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