Answer Phone Options From An Animal Rescue Centre At Christmas....they've Heard It All Before..

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Peaspeculiars | 07:26 Sun 22nd Dec 2013 | Animals & Nature
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Press 1 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home right away.

Press 2 if you are moving today and need to immediately rehome your 150 pound, 16-year-old dog.

Press 3 .if you have three dogs, had a baby and want to get rid of your dogs because you are the only person in the world to have a baby and dogs at the same time.

Press 4 if you just got a brand new puppy and your old dog is having problems adjusting so you want to get rid of the old one right away.

Press 5 if your little puppy has grown up and is no longer small and cute and you want to trade it in for a new model.

Press 6 if you want an unpaid volunteer to come to your home TODAY and pick up the dog you no longer want. Press 7 if you have been feeding and caring for a "stray" for the last three years, are moving and suddenly determine it's not your dog.

Press 8 if your dog is sick and needs a vet but you need the money for your vacation.

Press 9 if you are elderly and want to adopt a cute puppy who is not active and is going to outlive you.

Press 10 if your relative has died and you don't want to care for their elderly dog because it doesn't fit your lifestyle.

Press 11 if you are calling at 6 a.m. to make sure you wake me up before I have to go to work so you can drop a dog off on your way to work.

Press 12 to leave us an anonymous garbled message, letting us know you have left a dog in our yard in the middle of January, which is in fact, better than just leaving the dog with no message.

Press 13 if you are going to get angry because we are not going to take your dog that you have had for fifteen years, because it is not our responsibility.

Press 14 if you are going to threaten to take your ten year old dog to be euthanized because I won't take it.

Press 15 if you're going to get angry because the volunteers had the audacity to go on vacation and leave the dogs in care of a trusted volunteer who is not authorized to take your personal pet.

Press 16 if you want one of our PERFECTLY trained, housebroken, kid and cat friendly purebred dogs that we have an abundance of.

Press 17 if your new love doesn't like your dog and you are too stupid to get rid of the new friend (who will dump you in the next month anyway) instead of the dog

Press 18 if you have already called once and been told we don't take personal surrenders but thought you would get a different person this time with a different answer.

Press 19 if you want us to use space that would go to a stray to board your personal dog while you are on vacation, free of charge, of course.

Press 20 if it is Christmas Eve and you want me to deliver an eight week old puppy to your house by 6:30 am before your kids wake up.

Press 21 if you have bought your children a duckling, chick or baby bunny for Easter and it is now Christmas and no longer cute.

Press 22 if you want us to take your female dog who has already had ten litters, but we can't spay her because she is pregnant again and it is against your religion.

Press 23 if you're lying to make one of our younger volunteers feel bad and take your personal pet off your hands.

Press 24 if you need a puppy immediately and cannot wait because today is your daughter's birthday and you forgot when she was born.

Press 25 if your two year old male dog is marking all over your house but you just haven't gotten around to having him neutered.

Press 26 if you previously had an outdoor only dog and are calling because she is suddenly pregnant.

Press 27 if you have done "everything" to housebreak your dog and have had no success but you don't want to crate the dog because it is cruel.

Press 28 if you went through all these 'options' and didn't hear enough. This will connect you to the sounds of tears being shed by one of our volunteers who is holding a discarded old dog while the vet mercifully frees him from the grief of missing his family


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That is really sad. And unfortunately all too true.
A pertinent post for the time of year. Thank you for sharing that.
No 10 struck a chord for me, that's pretty much what I'm having to do, yes he's a pain, but he's my Mother's dog and I love him so I'm not getting rid, no way!
Never a truer word said...

My only sticking point is number 10. My husband's grandfather died leaving a dog behind. We couldn't take it as our own dog at the time hated it with a passion and the little dog didn't like small children. My in-laws couldn't take it as their dogs didn't like it either.

We did hunt around friends and family to find him a new home where he would be the only dog. Eventually we did find him someone that adores him. We would never have sent him to the pound though.
Really really sad
I thought as i read it, number 10 is maybe acceptable. If you're not in a position to care for a dog properly, it's better to find someone that can.

28 got to me
Ah, that's sad, I do take against number 10 but number 28 made me well up :(
17 rang a bell with me, I know someone who had a dog and her new bloke didn't like dogs, so she got rid. This bloke cheated on her throughout their relationship and finally left her for a newer model - serves her right !!!!!

No. 28 is a tearjerker. My dog is 15 and the thought of him grieving for me would tear me apart. WHO could do that ??

Pity the people who do all these terrible things would probably never read this.

This is so so true!

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