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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ChevygirlBeth, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. ChevygirlBeth

    ChevygirlBeth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, my DH and I spent this afternoon at a family gathering and we came home to three additional critters on our back porch. A puppy and two kittens. We have no idea where they came from. The dog doesn't have a collar or anything. He is very friendly and I would guess that he was used to being in a house since he tries to squeeze past me and get in my house. The kittens are friendly, so I'd guess they have been around people. I've checked with the closest neighbors and no one knows anything about them (we live in the country, so we don't have a lot of neighbors). I really think that someone must have just decided that our house looked like a good place to drop them off and leave them.
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    They're cute and all, but it just bugs me that someone would just drop them off! We don't need or want any more dogs or cats at this point. I guess I'll give it a few days and see what happens...

    Edited to add: I just peeked outside and one of the kittens is curled up and is sleeping on top of the dog - so I would guess they're all from the same home for sure.
     
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  2. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Oh my goodness.
    They are so cute though. [​IMG]
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I definitely sounds like they came from the same place, as they seem to be used to each other. Don't you just love how people automatically assume that you'll take care of whatever they don't want to take care of themselves?!?! They are adorable, if that's any consolation to you. [​IMG]
     
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    [​IMG] I hate when people do that. It seems so common now. I hate it, but at the same time, I think in some peoples minds, they are trying to give them a better home. I know a lot of people are losing their homes and I almost wonder if they aren't trying to scout out a new home for the animals where they might be accepted and loved and not brought to a shelter?

    Here's the new stray someone left at our home. Hubby told the kids they could keep her so I'm taking her to get fixed. She's a sweetheart, the kids fell in love with her immediately.

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  5. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're precious. I wouldn't know what to do. We have three dogs and a cat now, so if someone dumped more on us, I doubt we could keep them.

    They are adorable.
     
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    They are very cute! It isn't fair that whomever dropped them off has put you in this tough position. I would be very tempted to keep them and my DH would be more than tempted to tell me NO! Don't get me wrong, we both love animals, but we just have too many to feed and care for already. All of ours except my chickens, are rescue.
     
  7. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those beasts are so cute they would get adopted out of a shelter in no time at all. You shouldn't feel guilty about bringing them there, they have great potential. If they were old and not so cute they would have a harder time finding forever homes. Good luck!
     
  8. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We lived in the country and people would drop off animals all the time....that's how we got our pets mostly. It's a terrible thing to do. I don't know how they just leave domestic animals and sleep at night.[​IMG]
     
  9. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I cant tell you how many times I have come home to trip over a cage in the garage.


    last tripping was 5 rabbits
    That night I made a huge sign saying

    Leave all unwanted pets here
    tonights dinner will be: dumped animal of the day.

    so far so good : nothing left to trip over.

    Sounds cruel yes maybe but so be it, I cant afford to have my animals getting sick because someone feels where I live is the perfect place to dump their animals.
     
  10. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They're adorable!! I end up being the neighborhood drop-off too, since every knows I'm in vet school. [​IMG] You'd think they would also know I don't have TIME for any more animals!
     

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