>relative has two dogs treated like shit and piss all over her carpets and never walked once in 2 years
>another relative keeps all sorts of lizards, turtles and whatever they find in the yard. Also keeps like 20 cats, doesn't neuter them.
>family friend's son wants a pet possum, sets traps in the forests, ends up killing three possums just to get one live one.
The older I get, the more I have to admit that all pet ownership inherently comes with some level of mental illness and antisocial behavior.