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Shelters see increase in abandoned pets as college year ends

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

News Story:

College town shelters see a noticable increase in the number of abandoned animals as the school year comes to a close.  There is also a noticable increase in adoptions as the school year begins each year.  Many students have no way to care for the animals as they move off campus at the end of the year, yet they want the companionship of the pets during the school year.

Commentary:

What an unfortunate display of selfishness…to view pets as a disposable item like this is an outrage.  When adopting pets, their lifespan should be considered and it should be a permanent adoption, not just for the 8 months out of the year that it’s convenient for you.