Monday, December 3, 2012

Would You Take This Animal?

I frequently hear people say, "I couldn't do your job." 

Trust me, there are days I don't want to do my job.  Most often it's a Monday morning.   That is when we will get phone calls from a distraught pet owner who has to find a new home for their cat because it is peeing outside of the litter box.  I'm not sure I can find a new home for a cat that is not using its litter box.

Or how about the dog that bites so badly that the person bitten has to get stitches.  Would you take that animal into your home?

There are some things that are just training issues, and then there are things that create too much of a liability for us to place an animal in a home.  What I don't understand is why a pet owner will believe it is an SPCA problem and we need to find the animal another home.  I disagree.  

If an individual adopts, purchases or receives an animal as a gift; it becomes the pet owner's responsibility to care for that animal.  So how is it possible that someone can tell me I'm not doing my job if I can't find a home for a pet that has issues?

So maybe it's just one of those days that I don't want to do my job, but it is not because of the animal.  It is because someone else just does not understand. 

Can't wait til Tuesday!

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