I opened my email server this morning and one of the headlines was that a cat was euthanized since the owner couldn't pay the bill to have him treated.
That type of story sets my heart and mind into a spin. I cannot believe that we let that happen. I also get teary-eyed when I see the ASPCA commercials. (oh yea, gotta turn them off, can't watch, too sad... would adopt them all!)
I would (if I could) be one of those nut-case old ladies who live with dozens of animals and treat them as my children.
If people can't take care of their animals, abuse and neglect are not the way to do it. Animals are just as much of a responsibility as kids.
You have them - they are yours - you are responsible.
(okay, thank you for listening to my morning vent... it's just that this news story really ruffled my feathers!)