I feel ashamed.
Ashamed because there are people, military families to be precise, out there that not only abandon their pets in wilderness but they leave them behind in their old apartment and don’t care whether they are found or not. It is a big issue at every single duty station over here in Germany and it’s not only a problem in Germany. It’s a problem all over the world (Abandonment of pets puts strain on Okinawa Shelters), wherever you find US Military Families!
To name a few:
Your pets are your responsibility (Heidelberg)
Pets abandoned by U.S. troops face death Georgia, USA
Is that what the US Military Families stands for? Are these the values? Leaving pets, so called “Family Members” behind to die?
Or you abandon it in the wild?
You know… it’s illegal to do that over here, right? You know that you are actually breaking German Law by abandoning a pet and the worst thing is, that you ruin it for the ones who are responsible.
German Shelters don’t adopt to military families for a reason and to be honest, I understand why they won’t adopt out to them anymore. To many adopted pets and then left them behind. In the short time I have lived in military housing I’ve seen dogs being abused, crated for the entire day, only taken out to pee and poop and other than that they’ve been locked down in the house all year around. Pets being mistreated with an electric shocker which is illegal in Germany as well and sometimes I wonder why some of you people even have pets!
Seriously, why do you have pets if you only take them out to pee and poop, why do you adopt a dog if all you do is to leave him behind anyway? WHY?
If you can’t care for a pet, don’t get one!
News stories like these make all of us look bad and with all of us I mean everybody, including foreign born spouses.
Think twice before you not only abandon your pet but break German laws!