I noticed this on a friend of mines' Facebook status today, written from the perspective of a puppy who was sent to an animal shelter because it was no longer wanted by it's owner. Anyone who really knows me, knows how much of a weakness I have for animals. To me, although I don't limit it to, but especially house pets, are every bit as important as any human being, and in many cases I'd prefer to see some people die before some animals. And I honestly can't believe how cruel and unfeeling people who abuse pets can be, it's simply a mindset that I can't comprehend.
This Facebook status was written about a puppy returned or sent to a shelter but in my opinion it's not just about new unwanted pets, but for any unwanted pet, even the older cats / dogs, etc., in my eyes this status is written "from" any pet. I don't know who the original author is, so I can't give credit to him / her, because I'd like to:
I died today.
You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge .
Would I still be at home if I hadn't chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.
Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door.
Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't barked? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I’m lonely, I'm here, I'm here! I want to be your best friend."
Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how.
Would I still have a home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me.
I died today.
Please forward this to everyone, its time to stop animal abuse