Go Back   I-Mockery Forum > I-Mockery Discussion Forums > General Blabber
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #78251  
Aaarg Aaarg is offline
...Pause at the Beginning
Aaarg's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: westnorthcarolina
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:27 AM       
OH CUTE PUPPIES

i could never do animal control. i care too much about animals and too little about people.
Reply With Quote
  #78252  
b_squared b_squared is offline
Salticidae!
b_squared's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:09 PM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaarg View Post
OH CUTE PUPPIES

i could never do animal control. i care too much about animals and too little about people.
Same here.
Reply With Quote
  #78253  
Kitsa Kitsa is offline
teacup of sunshine
Kitsa's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: curator of the WTFbus museum
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:26 PM       
I went into our animal shelter to buy a license for my dog, and I was behind an old lady who was shoving a terrified cat across the counter at the employees and telling them she wanted it to be euthanized. When they told her that it was a young, healthy cat and they wanted the chance to adopt it out instead, she screeched and insisted and told them that it slept on her legs and kept her up at night and she wanted it dead.

They finally took it from her, and after she left I said something to them about people being insane and horrible and they agreed with me. I figured they were going to keep the cat for a couple of days at least and try to adopt it out. I don't know why I assumed that, but I did.

As soon as I got home, I started making calls all over the place for someone from a no-kill shelter to take in this cat. Finally, a couple of hours later I called back and said I had secured a spot for it and that I would come to pick it up. They told me they euthanized the cat 10 minutes after I left. Apparently when someone demands the animal be killed, they have to kill it.

That poor cat did nothing more than try to curl up on a cranky old woman's legs, and now it's dead. If I'd known they were going to euthanize it like that, I would have grabbed it out of her arms and run with it. I felt so horrible. I cried and threw up for about three days, and then I cried for a full week after that. Now I won't step foot in the shelter again.
Reply With Quote
  #78254  
Aaarg Aaarg is offline
...Pause at the Beginning
Aaarg's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: westnorthcarolina
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:47 PM       
Wow. What an asshole.

I hate having three cats and I resent the fact that at least two of them will outlive my dog, but I couldn't imagine getting rid of them. I wake up to my face being tickled by whiskers almost every morning, but fuck. They're my cats.
Reply With Quote
  #78255  
b_squared b_squared is offline
Salticidae!
b_squared's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 12:55 PM       
All shelters are different. We would have kept it if it were adoptable. Of course that depends on how full we are. If we are full of stray animals we have to hold them by law. So we have no room for the owner surrendered animals unfortunately they will have to go. We network like crazy to find homes for all of them and foster out as much as we can.
Those puppies I had were surrendered by the owner who bred the parents. He brought them in too young, still needing to nurse. We begged him to keep them with the momma till they we 8 weeks old then we could take them and adopt them, otherwise they would be put down. He said it was too much trouble and left them with us. I took them, fostered them, bottle fed them three to four times a night, then weaned them to solid food, potty and crate trained them, then found them homes just so they would not be put down. A month before I did the same with a litter of kittens.

Dealing with people like you described is why I feel like I do towards people. And she is just the tip of the crazy iceberg I see on a daily basis.

Sorry for the rant. tomorrow starts my vacation, and boy do I need it.
Reply With Quote
  #78256  
Tanuki Tanuki is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 01:06 PM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsa View Post
I went into our animal shelter to buy a license for my dog, and I was behind an old lady who was shoving a terrified cat across the counter at the employees and telling them she wanted it to be euthanized. When they told her that it was a young, healthy cat and they wanted the chance to adopt it out instead, she screeched and insisted and told them that it slept on her legs and kept her up at night and she wanted it dead.

They finally took it from her, and after she left I said something to them about people being insane and horrible and they agreed with me. I figured they were going to keep the cat for a couple of days at least and try to adopt it out. I don't know why I assumed that, but I did.

As soon as I got home, I started making calls all over the place for someone from a no-kill shelter to take in this cat. Finally, a couple of hours later I called back and said I had secured a spot for it and that I would come to pick it up. They told me they euthanized the cat 10 minutes after I left. Apparently when someone demands the animal be killed, they have to kill it.

That poor cat did nothing more than try to curl up on a cranky old woman's legs, and now it's dead. If I'd known they were going to euthanize it like that, I would have grabbed it out of her arms and run with it. I felt so horrible. I cried and threw up for about three days, and then I cried for a full week after that. Now I won't step foot in the shelter again.
Oh my god....

The most that happened when I worked at a humane society was the rabid chihuahua incident.

I'm so sorry you had to go through that, Kitsa. Internet hug.
Reply With Quote
  #78257  
Aaarg Aaarg is offline
...Pause at the Beginning
Aaarg's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: westnorthcarolina
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 01:06 PM       
I bet. Too stressful for me.

There's a local dog that hangs out around my house a lot. She has owners and the owner actually came here looking for her once, which is a damn shame because we were going to sneak her away to get her fixed one time but I guess that would be illegal or something - or some rednecks would burn our house down.

Anyway, she gets pregnant every few months, and it's terrible. The last time she did, she gave birth to fifteen puppies. Thirteen of them were dead when the owners found them - and the man just made a comment about how he's been waiting so long for a "blue male puppy" to no avail. You fucking prick.

The dog is normally out and about in the neighborhood, but sometimes for a week or two she'll disappear. I'm assuming they keep her inside (not their house, maybe a shed or something) for some reason, because when she does show back up she'll be skinny as hell. We keep a big bag of cheap dog food here to feed her all the time, and she often gets left-overs and the like.

She's missing an eye and clearly has not received any medical attention for that fact.

Such a sweet, happy dog.

Such a bunch of fucking stupid hicks.

I'm always afraid I'll see her dead in the road.
Reply With Quote
  #78258  
Zomboid Zomboid is offline
The Wolf
Zomboid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Give me the coffee and no one gets hurt! LOL
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 03:43 PM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhukov View Post
Today's bot birthdays look like they belong to a string of Scottish highland villages.
__________________

That was very funny. Well done.
Reply With Quote
  #78259  
creeposaurus creeposaurus is offline
Well Shit
creeposaurus's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 03:50 PM       
My grandma's friend keeps two of her dogs and a cockatiel in their garage. Here. Where's it hot. All the time. They also give their grandkids pets like they're fucking toys or something and the kids almost always end up mortally wounding them. Idiots.

She once offered to babysit my daughter. Lol.
Reply With Quote
  #78260  
Colonel Flagg Colonel Flagg is offline
after enough bourbon ...
Colonel Flagg's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 03:59 PM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitsa View Post
Apparently when someone demands the animal be killed, they have to kill it.
I'm going to check this statement out, because that is f***ing insane.
__________________
The future is fun,
The future is fair.
You may already have won!
You may already be there.
Reply With Quote
  #78261  
Tanuki Tanuki is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 04:46 PM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaarg View Post
I bet. Too stressful for me.

There's a local dog that hangs out around my house a lot. She has owners and the owner actually came here looking for her once, which is a damn shame because we were going to sneak her away to get her fixed one time but I guess that would be illegal or something - or some rednecks would burn our house down.

Anyway, she gets pregnant every few months, and it's terrible. The last time she did, she gave birth to fifteen puppies. Thirteen of them were dead when the owners found them - and the man just made a comment about how he's been waiting so long for a "blue male puppy" to no avail. You fucking prick.

The dog is normally out and about in the neighborhood, but sometimes for a week or two she'll disappear. I'm assuming they keep her inside (not their house, maybe a shed or something) for some reason, because when she does show back up she'll be skinny as hell. We keep a big bag of cheap dog food here to feed her all the time, and she often gets left-overs and the like.

She's missing an eye and clearly has not received any medical attention for that fact.

Such a sweet, happy dog.

Such a bunch of fucking stupid hicks.

I'm always afraid I'll see her dead in the road.
My aunt and uncle rescued a dog from that condition. They sued the owners for animal cruelty charges and the dog lived ten more happy years with my aunt and uncle.

Just steal the dog away.
Reply With Quote
  #78262  
Aaarg Aaarg is offline
...Pause at the Beginning
Aaarg's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: westnorthcarolina
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 04:58 PM       
We have a dog and three cats and all are rescued strays from this same location. And a crested gecko, but he's not a stray. We really can't afford to take in more animals right now. Not while renting.

And we'll be looking for new places to live soon, and it's going to be haaaaard.

Also I don't think she's ever been inside a house. If you eat outside she will jump in your face, haha.

I tried convincing somebody I worked with to come and take her, and she almost did.
Reply With Quote
  #78263  
Guitar Woman Guitar Woman is offline
Drugs+drugs+rock+roll
Guitar Woman's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 05:04 PM       
This thread makes me want to hug my cat. D:
Reply With Quote
  #78264  
Tanuki Tanuki is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Somewhere
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 06:12 PM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaarg View Post
We have a dog and three cats and all are rescued strays from this same location. And a crested gecko, but he's not a stray. We really can't afford to take in more animals right now. Not while renting.

And we'll be looking for new places to live soon, and it's going to be haaaaard.

Also I don't think she's ever been inside a house. If you eat outside she will jump in your face, haha.

I tried convincing somebody I worked with to come and take her, and she almost did.
Have you called animal control yet?
Reply With Quote
  #78265  
Womti Womti is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 06:18 PM       
thread backups
Reply With Quote
  #78266  
Womti Womti is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 06:22 PM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhukov View Post
Bam Bam. Two people banned. Just like that.
Reply With Quote
  #78267  
Fathom Zero Fathom Zero is offline
frappez le cochon rouge
Fathom Zero's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: cancer
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 06:29 PM       
gyah
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jixby Phillips View Post
Oh god fathom zero, you are revealing yourself to be completely awful
Reply With Quote
  #78268  
Womti Womti is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 06:38 PM       
or maybe... if we could just somehow manage to slice open that nasty little artery over to the right of our heart......
Reply With Quote
  #78269  
k0k0 k0k0 is offline
The Glum Cunt
k0k0's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Austin
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 07:09 PM       
My ex girlfriend collected animals and it was horrible. I couldn't stop her either and it's the reason why I left her. I myself had a dog and 2 quaker parrots that I taught how to talk. Over the 2 years I was with her, my house slowly became filled with 3 dogs, 4 cats, my 2 parrots, 3 more birds, an iguana, 3 snakes, 2 lizards, 3 different aquariums full of fish, and at the end, a pot bellied pig. The house smelled like shit.

It was the last straw when I came home one day and was greeted by a german shepherd holding one of my quakers in its mouth dead. I had no idea why this random dog was in our house, but it killed and ate both of my birds that I had weaned and bottle fed. Hers were fine. She said that someone at work gave her a free german shepherd and so she got it and let it loose in the house then went back to work. I made her leave and take all the animals with her except the dog and pig (which I had grown attached to). I ended up giving the pig to a farm in the country that bred potbellied pigs after my house got foreclosed on but I still have my little chihuahua.
Reply With Quote
  #78270  
creeposaurus creeposaurus is offline
Well Shit
creeposaurus's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 07:44 PM       
I love Quaker Parrots. They're like cute, chubby little feathered people. D':

Animal hoarding is so bad, when it gets out of hand.
Reply With Quote
  #78271  
Shrubfest Shrubfest is offline
Thrills and Oblongs
Shrubfest's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: A cupboard.
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 08:40 PM       
Pub's just telling me about how hard he is.

Y'all should send him more dick pics.
__________________
False teeth are startling.
Reply With Quote
  #78272  
Grislygus Grislygus is offline
Ancient Mariner
Grislygus's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 09:43 PM       
If the leg pics didn't scare him off, I don't know what will
__________________
IT'S A GOOFY BALL, MATTHEW. NOT A SUPER COMPUTER.
Reply With Quote
  #78273  
Colonel Flagg Colonel Flagg is offline
after enough bourbon ...
Colonel Flagg's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Old Jul 19th, 2011, 11:42 PM       
We adopted a beagle with a broken leg. Her former owner had run over her leg with his truck and dropped her at the SPCA with the statement "If this dog is too dumb to get out of the way of my truck, I don't want her."

Idiot.

Prognosis was not good, but she made a complete recovery anyway, without surgery.
__________________
The future is fun,
The future is fair.
You may already have won!
You may already be there.
Reply With Quote
  #78274  
k0k0 k0k0 is offline
The Glum Cunt
k0k0's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Austin
Old Jul 20th, 2011, 12:18 AM       
Quote:
Originally Posted by creeposaurus View Post
I love Quaker Parrots. They're like cute, chubby little feathered people. D':

Animal hoarding is so bad, when it gets out of hand.
Yeah, quakers are my favorite bird. They're smart as shit, but tiny enough to not take up much space. They each have different personalities too. I haven't gotten another since those two died, but someday I will. I want to be able to bottle feed them first though. All the ones I've seen around here are already weaned and so they won't think I'm their mama.
Reply With Quote
  #78275  
LordSappington LordSappington is offline
Token Bleeding Heart
LordSappington's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Intermission in the THIRD DIMENSION
Old Jul 20th, 2011, 03:19 AM       
I fucking love animals. It's going to be hard to decide what animals I'll have at a time.
I want a ferret and/or two rats, but I hated cleaning cages, and you have to really make the house safe for them in every crevice.

There are some horses on someone's land I pass by when I head home from work, and I usually buy them a $1 bag of organic carrots to feed to them. I probably look pretty out of place; some teen with a mohawk feeding horses. I love those big guys.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esuohlim View Post
You are what they call a deficient human being
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

   


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:16 AM.


© 2008 I-Mockery.com
Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.