Animal lovers; brace yourself for some awful news…15 kittens have been found abandoned in a suitcase outside the PDSA in Southampton, whilst in a Watford scrapyard a German Shepherd cross pup was found locked in a windowless van with a note on her collar saying: ‘My name is Valarie and I’m six months old, take me too’. Unfortunately, it seems that heartbreaking stories such as these are becoming more commonplace in today’s society, so what drives people to abandon their pets?
Of course, we can start by talking about the unbelievable lack of compassion shown by those who simply leave their vulnerable pets to fend for themselves. But what makes them even think about abandoning them in the first place? (more…)