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I don't see how this is an FML? I suppose he was trying to do something nice and maybe realized you missed your dog? Meh.
He claimed to hate the dog so much that he actually made her choose between him and her dog and then when it didn't work out he went and adopted it himself, stopping her from getting the dog back herself and meaning either his original reservations were bs and he made her dump the dog for no good reason or he still hates the dog but he's doing it to be spiteful. He has not gone and got it back to try and make up with her.
If you really liked the dog, why didn't you adopt it after you broke up with him?
Yeah agreed, why would you let your dog go? You'd have felt really shitty if your dog ended up being put down all because of some jackass you ended up not staying with wanted you to choose. I'd have told him to pack his bags because my mutt is like my 4 legged kid.
Wow...that's just messed up. I mean, you kinda deserve it for abandoning your pet - that's just cruel, you should've dumped the guy as soon as he seriously suggested it so it's kinda karma. The situation is still really messed up though so FYL..
#29 & 53, it depends on the shelter. Some kill when they're out of room (depending on the shelter, the first to go are either newcomers, those who have been there for a while and haven't been adopted yet, or any that are deemed less adoptable, say if they bite or have bathroom problems), but many don't, and many do their utmost to find good homes for as many animals as possible. (But I agree; giving up a pet to the pound should not be done if there are ANY other alternatives -- taking on a pet is a lifetime commitment. Any chance the ex adopted it because he felt guilty?)
60, yes, many do their best to find homes, but sometimes it just isn't enough. Overpopulation is a huge problem. Dogs and cats are killed all the time simply for space. At my local shelter where I volunteer, than can be over 10 animals a day. Because so many come in and not enough leave. Also, biting will get an animal killed even in a no kill shelter. Being a black animal or shy qualifies them as less adoptable. Surrendering an animal to a no kill shelter will guarantee safety for your animal, but cause an animal to be killed in a "kill" shelter nearby. One more homeless dog, one less homeless dog. Spay and neuter! And keep your pets - you've made a commitment to them!
10 a day is a nice number. The humane society I worked at had so many coming in (and never enough room) that we'd be putting animals down non stop from 8am to 7pm. Spay and neuter. Don't buy from petshops. When you get a pet keep it for life. And if you absolutly must give it up (I'm talking life or death situation here), don't feel bad for giving it to a kill shelter. I've had experiance with both kill and no kill. Biting doesn't always mean they put the dog down at either. But the dogs at the no kill? Some of them have been in those kennels/cages so long they are now "kennel crazy" and cannot ever be adopted out. It's like putting a human in isolation for too long. I nearly got bit about once an hour at the no kill, while at the kill shelter it was cut down to more like once a week. Big difference. Better to be put down when you're no wanted than allowed to go insane and never leave the cage.