Do you agree with my theory that this trend towards “rescuing” dogs and cats has only increased abandonment?
Question by Tom: Do you agree with my theory that this trend towards “rescuing” dogs and cats has only increased abandonment?
of these pets?
For example, everyone sees people around them who brag about “rescuing” pets.
So a lot of people will get a dog or cat and try it out and will dump it back to the dog pound or Humane Society a few months later if they don’t like this animal, because they justify it in the back of their mind.. .they think “well, someone will come along and “rescue” this dog i abandoned”
And i am talking about any pet…. pets that are purebred, or adopted, or whatever.
in short – a Revolving Door policy, if you will….
or more scientifically – Supply and Demand… the more “good-hearted” people who rescue (demand) the more “mean” people will abandon (supply)
Answer by ec123456789able
i am not sure if this is correct. people have been abandoning animals for centuries however now there are more charities and helpfull people for animals. interesting question though.
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