How about the dumbasses that get their children cute little bunnies or chicks at Easter time? Do they realize that those bunnies SMELL and require a LOT of cleaning up after? Do they even stop to think that those cute little chicks will grow up into a CHICKEN??? Most of those people do not even live on a farm or in the country... so what the hell are they thinking?
Animals need trips to the vet, shots, medicine, pretty much everything you would do for a child an animal needs. So why is it that people get one of these cute fuzzy things and then when it becomes too hard or they get bored with it they want to get rid of it? They claim a sudden onset of allergies to the pet (yeah fucking right), they drop it of at the pound, or even worse just drop it off in the middle of nowhere to fend for itself! Tell me this: How is a domesticated animal supposed to fend for itself when it is used to being served and cared for?
Do me a favor and do a Google search for abandoned animals, then look at the images. Not fucking pretty. I cannot tell you how many cats I see just wandering around here because the American families just let them go when they are moving because it costs money to send them home with them. This is one reason why the Germans will not sell animals to Americans (or at least the ones that care about animals), because they think all Americans do not care for their pets.
I do not want to hear about how expensive it is to transport pets, that is something that you think about before you get them! We left our dogs with my inlaws because we were not sure if we were going to end up in a small apartment over here, not very fair to the animals who need lots of room to run, but we pay them every month for their care and upkeep. We did bring our cats over with us. Three of them. I paid for their international and flight physicals, got them microchipped, got their shots... it cost me almost $500. We paid the airline $600 ($200 per cat) to fly them over here with us. Why? Because we LOVE them and because they are FAMILY!
It pisses me off beyond believe when I see or hear of someone trying to get rid of a pet because it chews, digs, sprays (get the animal FIXED), takes too much attention and time, or just because they are bored of it. Know what pisses me off even more? People who do this over, and over, and over again. Get a pet just to get rid of it, then a few months later get another one. Would you get rid of a child of yours when it gets destructive or demanding? NO? Why is an animal different? Because you did not give birth to it? When you buy or adopt an animal you are assuming the same responsibility... deal with it and work through it or don't even fucking bother. It is not fair to the animal.