Is it normal to get extremely sad when you go to the shelter?

I went to the animal shelter and most of the animals there were there for several months.

Including dogs and bunnies. What made me even more sad is the bunnies were discounted from $50 to $15, they are basically giving them away for free and they are already spayed/neutered and vaccinated and microchipped.

I am so sad for all the animals, they were abandoned as seniors or because they’re ugly or something.

It makes me really sad. Also the shelter people tried lying to me about a dogs behaviour just to get it out of the shelter:/

I am not even mad at them it’s just really sad. And I can’t rescue them all I just can’t even afford one dog and I already have 3 bunnies and 1 cat.

Why aren’t there better laws for pet ownership and breeding or something?

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    My motivation to be rich is to adopt all the dogs I can

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    When did Wauf become infested with shelter karens?

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >go to shelter with wife because she likes to say hi to the dogs and try to brighten up their day or some shit idk I don't pretend to understand woman brains
    >immediately upon entering it smells of dog shit, 50% of the dogs are shivering yowling messes that shrink fearfully away from you and the other 50% are almost desperately begging you to take them away from this place

    >side note but the barking and screaming of the dogs fricks with me because I had to shoot dogs on my last deployment after someone got bitten by one and I feel guilty for blasting dogs that had no clue what it was they were doing wrong

    Shelters depress the frick out of me too, OP.

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Animal shelters are sad places, but if this affects you very strongly in a life interfering way (instead of just a little bit), that is abnormal, and you should probably talk to a head shrinker to figure out why you have such an overactive empathy response.

  5. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is why we all should collectively agree to shame everyone who buys from breeders.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry I don't want a dog that has been abused, fed straight carcinogens, or is a pitbull.

      In addition to this dogs are polluted with a lot of genetic trash. I can go to a breeder and get a dog that does not bark like it's a form of breathing and is unlikely to eat or smell like shit. Mutts? No guarantee. The trash is in with anything that is good so the actual dog genes are mixed in with shitbeast genes. Breeders? Alright I don't want a mastiff or a hound, I want a clean and polite borzoi. Done.

      The fact is... dogs are ruined and if you said i had to adopt a mutt I would use the mutt as bait to adopt a wolf.

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        What are the carcinogens? Is it like the dog food with fake flavours and colours?

        Wait why do you want a wolf

  6. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's just a sad reality

  7. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would feel more bad for them if they werent such dicks about who they adopt dogs out to

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      True but that’s not the dogs faults :/

      Why did they disqualify you?

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        No fence..
        I own acreage on a lonely dead end road in the forest
        How could a dog possibly survive this hell?
        Also i have a dog who isnt neutered now which is another disqualification

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          Oh shit. What area do you live in? Somewhere in the states i presume?

          Well yea it’s probably the unneutered dog. Assuming they’re opposite genders? Idk why you were honest about that you should’ve just lied

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            Leafland
            I tried to adopt a dog and they wouldnt let me because i didnt have a fence so i bought a puppy and didnt get him neutered
            Im not going to lie
            I dont care that much
            Either sell me a dog or dont im gonna get a dog no matter what

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              Wait I’m in leafland too.. r u in ontario?

              What kind of puppy did you buy also are you going to breed him?

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                West
                Hes a mixed terrier
                Probably wont breed him
                He has a great temperment and decent structure but i think he might have a tracheal defect i wouldnt want to pass on

                >there for several months.
                That's nothing. Because over here shelter people don't lie but often won't trust beginners with 'difficult' animals some are there or with a foster family for years. But since shelters aren't that bad at being homes for animals it's only medium sad.

                Sadly, when the goal is to find good homes for life that's what you have to do. Oherwise you just waste resources rehomeing and rehomeing the same animals again, making them worse pets in the pocess.

                Otherwise you'll get an even more traumatized pet back a year later because turns out the cutey breed lookalike that was said to sometimes pee on the couch really dared to pee on the couch and was starting to get annoying after being locked in the bathroom for the workday.
                Or the family that promised to really be ready or a dog and planned for it for years suddenly got allergies after the lockdowns ended.
                Or get blessed with a dog that bit a child after rehoming the doesn't-like-kids dog into a family that let ids pet him after all.

                Shelters on't sell dogs, they rehome them. It's like adopting a kid. Imagine you could really like a pet of yours and would be forced to give it into a new home. Would you give it to the next best person who just wants a cheap dog and would also go to a puppy mill if more convenient?
                Or imagine you spent a lot of money time an effort into fixing a badly injured and traumatized dog, win his trust and train him until he can be a normal pet? You wouldn't want someone that doesn't care that much get him. That's why you try to get to know people and if they're serious about giving the dog a very good life.

                Yeah i do get it.. ive rehabbed dogs before i could never let them go but i feel like if youre a shelter and your goal is to get people to adopt instead of shop you need to have a bit more faith because pushing people away just opens the market for more dogs

                >I won't make sure the dog is safe
                >I will put the dog under stress by keeping him with an intact dog
                Yeah, figures.

                Ffs my dog isnt unsafe because i dont have a fence
                Ive considered building an enclosed run but that only serves to enable laziness of not having to supervise or train them
                I dont think being outside in a pen is a great life for a dog anyway
                I can get behind the intact dog argument but my point still stands that i only got an intact dog because the shelter wouldnt consider me for adoption even though i have space and time and money and desire to provide dogs with a better life than most people i know of

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              Shelters on't sell dogs, they rehome them. It's like adopting a kid. Imagine you could really like a pet of yours and would be forced to give it into a new home. Would you give it to the next best person who just wants a cheap dog and would also go to a puppy mill if more convenient?
              Or imagine you spent a lot of money time an effort into fixing a badly injured and traumatized dog, win his trust and train him until he can be a normal pet? You wouldn't want someone that doesn't care that much get him. That's why you try to get to know people and if they're serious about giving the dog a very good life.

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I won't make sure the dog is safe
          >I will put the dog under stress by keeping him with an intact dog
          Yeah, figures.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >there for several months.
      That's nothing. Because over here shelter people don't lie but often won't trust beginners with 'difficult' animals some are there or with a foster family for years. But since shelters aren't that bad at being homes for animals it's only medium sad.

      Sadly, when the goal is to find good homes for life that's what you have to do. Oherwise you just waste resources rehomeing and rehomeing the same animals again, making them worse pets in the pocess.

      Otherwise you'll get an even more traumatized pet back a year later because turns out the cutey breed lookalike that was said to sometimes pee on the couch really dared to pee on the couch and was starting to get annoying after being locked in the bathroom for the workday.
      Or the family that promised to really be ready or a dog and planned for it for years suddenly got allergies after the lockdowns ended.
      Or get blessed with a dog that bit a child after rehoming the doesn't-like-kids dog into a family that let ids pet him after all.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I would feel more bad for them if they werent such dicks about who they adopt dogs out to
      Unless you're adopting a shitbull, then they'll practically throw it at you.

  8. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wow no cats for adoption? Where I live all I see is cats for adoption, even petsmart is full cats put up for adoption and zero dogs.

  9. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look at the state of purebred dogs

    Regulating breeding too much would completely destroy the species, so badly you might as well get a robot because the remaining dogs might as well be robots due to the breeding practices of doggays (although the common dog owner may not, dog breeders HATE dogs and want every last shred of nobility, dignity, and free agency permanently excised from their genome)

    Now also, look at purebred cats - they are somehow worse. Is that what you want all cats to be like?

    These species were not meant to be purposefully bred, they were might to live alongside us more naturally, and the only real future they have is being modified for a lower rate of reproduction, being removed from the roster of "working animals" except for essential "personnel", and bred old school: nice ones stay, mean ones go.

    Maybe you should just be glad it's not worse and worry about something more important like starving eastern europeans or homeless kids in seattle or something

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      correction: dog breeders hate wolves
      they love dogs, the ideal dog according to western thought, which could never be mistaken for anything that naturally exists and is slavishly devoted to doing exactly what it is told when it is told

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