That said, should Ms. Brooks have been allowed to have her dog back? After all, her poor decision making could have resulted in the death of her dog. Many animal advocates were fired up that she ended up getting Malibu back, as she didnít seem deserving of pet-ownership after nearing killing her dog with heat stroke. Had Malibu been a two-legged human, I highly doubt child services would have been as forgiving.
And what about Kisha Curtis, 27, the owner of Patrick the pit bull? This starved, 20-some pound dog (who was supposed to be 50+ pounds) was thrown down a 22-story garbage chute in Newark, NJ. He was left for dead: hypothermic, anemic, dehydrated and emaciated. Thankfully, Garden State Veterinary Hospital ó along with the support of countless animal lovers across the world ó was able to help him rally to a new home. Thankfully, Ms. Curtis didnít get the rights back to her dog.
So, readers, take this test. If you canít get the answers right, you are officially stripped of all pet-owning rights.
Which of the following methods best shows that you can be responsible for the life of a four-legged creature?
- Throw it down a garbage chute.
- Let it deep-fry in a car on a hot day.
- Neglect veterinary care Ė after all, heís indoor only and doesnít need vaccines!
- Love it the way it loves you: unconditionally.
Fire away ó what do you think – should potential pet owners have to pass a test to own a pet?
Should Pet Owners Have to Take a Test to Own a Pet? originally appeared on petMD.com