Do Not Give Away Pets for Free

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (7 posts)
  1. charlene4 profile image54
    charlene4posted 6 years ago

    We see it all the time, "FREE TO GOOD HOME". These are the pets we later find malnourished, diseased, abused, and sometimes dead. If a person is looking for a free pet, it's probably because they have no money! Most times, these pets don't get fed, don't get Vet checkups, are abused, left outside on a chain all day (and sometimes all night), all of the above, or worse. If you have a pet you need to give to a good home, as for ANYTHING. maybe a donation, or a small fee ($20 or more). People amaze me! I hear about it all the time. Somebody who isn't willing to pay for a pet, is probably not willing to take care of it. There ARE exceptions, so if you've taken a free animal and love and care for that pet, this isn't referring to you.

    Let's be good to our animal companions, they are certainly good to us.

    1. Diane Inside profile image76
      Diane Insideposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I gave away a dog I had for two years she was spoiled rotten too.  When I gave her away I found a nice family who lived out in the country and had two girls ages 8 and 10. They loved my Cassie. She now had a huge country yard to run around in and children to play with her. She was housetrained and they kept in the house as part of the family.  I think if you do a little due diligence you can find a home and give them away and feel good about the process.

    2. Dave Mathews profile image61
      Dave Mathewsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Doesn't mean everyone is like that. How do you put a price on a life?

  2. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    Unfortunately, the big problem with many "free to good home" pets is they end up being sold to labs or worse. Obviously, you can't put a price on love or life, but if someone is willing to pay money for a pet, chances are they are not going to resell the pet for less money then they paid for it. If you are going to give away a pet, give it to someone who you know and trust or take it to a shelter.

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Laboratories are legally prevented from buying other than from registered Class B dealers or in a few states dog pounds.  Labs buying dogs off private owners hasn't happened in decades.

  3. Shanna11 profile image92
    Shanna11posted 6 years ago

    When we found a stray cat outside our house, my mom did not want to keep it. She couldn't quiet her conscience long enough to drop it off at a shelter, so she put up fliers offering the cat for adoption for free. We got several calls from teenagers- real jerk's that I knew from school who wanted the cat and that was when my mom realized they didn't actually want the cat, and that the cat would likely end up dead or seriously abused in their hands and we decided to keep her in the end.

    I'm so glad we did- I cannot imagine what could have happened to her. I would feel completely comfortable giving her away for free to my best friend or other people who I know would take good care of her, but I would not just put her picture up in the classifieds and offer her for free. Too many wackos out there for that.

  4. jennzie profile image85
    jennzieposted 6 years ago

    Here's more info on what can happen to 'free' pets:

    http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_a … e_pets.php

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)