We all love our pets. Humans have kept domesticated animals for thousands of years now and they provide us with companionship and protection while fulfilling our desire to nurture.

But having pets comes with great responsibility. To the animal obviously - this creature now relies on you for its quality of life and you need to ensure its physical and emotional needs are met. And to other people too - you should be able to look after your animal and keep it healthy and happy in such a way that doesn't encroach on the lives of others.

Simple really, isn't it? Well, not to everyone. This list, compiled by the good folks here at Bored Panda, is a catalog of shame, showing the times when pet owners were jerks not only to their poor animals but to society at large. From the liberal dumpings of excrement to just flat-out animal neglect, these people don't deserve to be let anywhere near an animal again, and makes you wonder if perhaps it was time people had to get a license to have a pet.

Scroll down to see what we mean below, and let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments.

#1

My Neighbour Was Evicted And Left The Family Cat. Looks Like I Have A New Cat

My Neighbour Was Evicted And Left The Family Cat. Looks Like I Have A New Cat

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

Good on you, fuck those heartless bastards.

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Bored Panda spoke to Tinsley Dahl from the Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership, who kindly gave us some important points to remember before taking the big decision of getting a pet. It's not a responsibility to take lightly!

"Before you start meeting adorable puppy eyes or pretty kitten paws that you just cannot refuse, take some time to sit down with your family and consider your overall schedule and energy level," she said. "How long will you be gone during an average day? What’s your activity level? Do you spend weekends away from home? Do you take daily walks or do outdoor activities currently?"

"Sometimes life can be unpredictable, and if you’re planning any big lifestyle changes, these can be an important consideration. Planning on getting married or starting a family soon? Socialization will be key for your pet to ensure that your best buddy is welcoming of new family members. For dogs, obedience training and proper activity can be important to curb undesirable behaviors. Big changes can be very stressful for humans, and pets under duress can experience behavior and health changes due to stressful environmental changes."

#2

More Evil Than Trashy, But Still Applies...

More Evil Than Trashy, But Still Applies...

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Luis Milian
Community Member
10 months ago

I hate people most of the time, specially when an animal gives them unconditional love and they still treat them bad.

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#3

This Is Honestly Sad

This Is Honestly Sad

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

This is too much for me, how anyone could do that is beyond me, bastards!

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"Are you prepared to make a long-term commitment? It’s important when adopting a new pet to consider not only what having a pet entails during the fun puppy or kitten stage, but also if you’re prepared to grow with your pet. Cats and some small breed dogs can live up to 20 years! It’s imperative to consider how the needs of your new pet may change over time, and what may be required in the way of health care or other needs."

"Has your family researched what vetting costs over the lifetime of a dog or cat? In addition to basics like pet food, toys, treats, and other fun accessories for your pooch or kitty, your playful pooch or kitty will need regular checkups and dental cleanings in order to look and feel his very best for a lifetime of fun. In addition to an annual exam, your furry friend will require vaccines and potentially tests and medications from time to time. Active doggies may encounter everyday injuries just like humans. Many online resources exist that estimate the cost of veterinary care over a pet’s lifetime. Some owners choose to provide pet insurance to assist when the unexpected does occur. Pet insurance provides a range of coverage and prices from emergency only to full annual exam and wellness benefits. Friends, family, and neighbors can be a great resource to find a veterinarian. If adopting from a rescue organization, ask the rescue for a list of great vets in the area!"

#4

Just Evicted One Of The Worst Tenants Ever And Took Their Mother Leaving These Poor Kittens Without Food And Water For About Week. They're Now Safe At My Own Place. Looking To Rehome Them Soon

Just Evicted One Of The Worst Tenants Ever And Took Their Mother Leaving These Poor Kittens Without Food And Water For About Week. They're Now Safe At My Own Place. Looking To Rehome Them Soon

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Armonda Harris
Community Member
10 months ago

Omg a week with no food or water what do these people think when they do this thats it they dont think

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#5

For Years, Vegan Blogger Sonia Sae Has Been Allegedly Raising Her Pet Fox Jumanji On A Vegan Diet Because She Thinks That All Species Are Equals

For Years, Vegan Blogger Sonia Sae Has Been Allegedly Raising Her Pet Fox Jumanji On A Vegan Diet Because She Thinks That All Species Are Equals

Sae has already admitted that Jumanji is half blind, suffers from spontaneous convulsions and a severe skin condition. However, she refuses to believe that this is because of what do foxes eat. “They use the word ‘abuse’ to describe the act of feeding [it] food that no animal had to die for. Despite the obvious oxymoron, any other non-vegan alternative DOES involve abuse by default,” she said in a Facebook post.

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

Typical brainless cunt who wants attention, i'm a very strict and hard-line vegan but my dogs and cats ARE NOT.

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"Poodle or Maltipoo? Siamese or Domestic Short Hair? Deciding what breed of dog or cat may be the best fit for your family can be a fun learning experience. There is no shortage of kennel clubs or online resources regarding each breed."

"While breed is often a personal preference, it’s important to take into account the general temperament of each breed. Mixed breed dogs often inherit a combination of each breed trait and can vary in both appearance and temperament. Many rescues specialize in Purebred dogs. Similarly, purebred dogs can often be found in local shelters through no fault of their own. One of the benefits of mixed breed dogs is that because they are genetically more diverse, they are less likely to inherit genetic defects that can cause health problems."

These are just a few things to take into account before getting a pet, unfortunately many people rush into the decision and find themselves overwhelmed. For more information about responsible pet ownership as well as the possibility to adopt if you do think you are ready, check out ARPO's Facebook page here.

#6

Someone Stored Their Dog

Someone Stored Their Dog

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Luis Milian
Community Member
10 months ago

Who ever did this deserves to be slapped in the face a few times and then go to jail for animal cruelty. F***ing idiots...

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#7

This Is My Co-Workers Dog. Seriously

This Is My Co-Workers Dog. Seriously

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh poor thing, that's horrendous.

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#8

South Ca’kalakee Facebook

South Ca’kalakee Facebook

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

Ugh, please that let that person get cancer of the eyes and die alone, in darkness.

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#9

Getting Rid Of Your Dog Because You Got A New Puppy

Getting Rid Of Your Dog Because You Got A New Puppy

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

Fuckin hell i hate some people so much, i wish i could put them down.

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#10

Friend Just Sent Me This Photo Of A Dog They Found While Driving By A Construction Site

Friend Just Sent Me This Photo Of A Dog They Found While Driving By A Construction Site

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

That breaks my heart, people are shit.

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#11

This Woman Dumping Her Dog In My Best Friends Front Garden...

This Woman Dumping Her Dog In My Best Friends Front Garden...

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Marc
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

I wonder what people like this are thinking? "Today I am going to throw my dog over some strangers fence and run away. Sounds like a plan." I hope they got her and she had to pay a lot!

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#12

This Is My Friend's Grandmother's Dog, She Feeds It 2 Hotdogs Every Morning With Mustard

This Is My Friend's Grandmother's Dog, She Feeds It 2 Hotdogs Every Morning With Mustard

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Lauren Misek
Community Member
10 months ago

Abuse

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#13

Every Day My Neighbor Throws A Bag Of Dog [poop] From Their Porch Into The Trees

Every Day My Neighbor Throws A Bag Of Dog [poop] From Their Porch Into The Trees

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Luis Milian
Community Member
10 months ago

I would throw them back into the window, mail box, balcony...daily

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#14

Letting Your Dog Pee In The Elevators

Letting Your Dog Pee In The Elevators

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Clinton Yew
Community Member
10 months ago

Not human pee?

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#15

These Are The Type Of People Who Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Have Pets Whatsoever

These Are The Type Of People Who Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Have Pets Whatsoever

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Vero Morales
Community Member
10 months ago

I hate people

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#16

Vegan Posts Pics Of Her Lab ‘Excited’ To Eat Her Vegan Dinner

Vegan Posts Pics Of Her Lab ‘Excited’ To Eat Her Vegan Dinner

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Random Panda
Community Member
10 months ago

I have not seen a dog less excited about dinner. Look at those dead eyes.

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#17

Girl From Facebook Duct Taped Her Dogs Mouth Shut Because It Wouldn't Stop Barking

Girl From Facebook Duct Taped Her Dogs Mouth Shut Because It Wouldn't Stop Barking

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
10 months ago

Girl from Facebook needs her ass beat.

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#18

Woman Gets Tired Of Caring For Dog So Decides To Let It Run Away. Becomes Upset When Neighbor Brings The Dog Back

Woman Gets Tired Of Caring For Dog So Decides To Let It Run Away. Becomes Upset When Neighbor Brings The Dog Back

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

Ugh, just die please.

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#19

My Neighbors Moved Without Taking Their Cat With Them

My Neighbors Moved Without Taking Their Cat With Them

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
10 months ago

I saw this at a house I was working on, previous owners moved out and left their 2 cats, along with around 30 lbs of cat food. I fed and watered them every morning I worked there. Offered to take them but then new owners said they would take care of them once they moved in.

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#20

Man Washes His Dog's Behind In A Water Fountain At A Park - And Refuses To Stop When Horrified Passers-By Yelled At Him In Disgust

Man Washes His Dog's Behind In A Water Fountain At A Park - And Refuses To Stop When Horrified Passers-By Yelled At Him In Disgust

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Calypso poet
Community Member
10 months ago

And people call me a snob for refusing to use any public drinking fountain!

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#21

Lizzy Kate Tea Shop, Kirkland Wa. Some Human Piece Of Garbage Just Leaves Their Dog Out In Below Freezing Temperatures For 45 Minutes. The Dog Was Whimpering When I Walked By. I’m Livid Dude

Lizzy Kate Tea Shop, Kirkland Wa. Some Human Piece Of Garbage Just Leaves Their Dog Out In Below Freezing Temperatures For 45 Minutes. The Dog Was Whimpering When I Walked By. I’m Livid Dude

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
10 months ago

Why walk by? Why not take the dog to a shelter or just shame the owner at the tea shop and call him out?

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago

The older I get, the fewer fucks I give about speaking up when I see something like this. I no longer care about the feelings of abusive or rude people. I would walk right into the tea shop and ask in a very loud voice who the animal abuser is who left their dog outside in such extreme cold. And my voice would not stop as I followed them out of the building to tend to their dog. I would even tell them I’d take the dog from them if they can’t dredge up enough humanity to take care of it properly. I very much want people like that to be very publicly shamed.

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
10 months ago

I would VERY slowly untie the dog and walk it back and forth until the "owner" came out freaking out. Then I'd be like why are you freaking out? And they'd be like "that's my dog" I'd be like yeaaaaa, you surrendered that right when you left him out in the freezing cold. He's MY dog now. "

Trainluvr NYC
Community Member
10 months ago

Do not engage sick and selfish people. Call the authorities.

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

I wouldn't be able to just walk by, that dog would be coming with me.

Fizzgig
Community Member
10 months ago

Even with snow on the ground, Kirkland doesn't really hit "below freezing". They make it sound dramatic like it's negative 20 but was likely 31 degrees. (Really, I'd guess it was 35-40, we rarely get below freezing during the day.) Even my 15lb Pomeranian Chihuahua mix is happy as a clam to be outside for ages at that temp. I have to drag him back inside when I get too cold, he's never bothered in the slightest by the temps. This is hardly a horrible pet owner, more like the OP just wants attention and something to be "outraged" by.

Vaughn Hyndman
Community Member
10 months ago

Also looks like a very thick double coat, similar to a husky/ malamute type dog.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
Community Member
10 months ago

This one is different than most of the other examples. Kirkland is basically Seattle. The temperature rarely falls below --4 C (25 F). This is a normal sized with a full coat. The cold is not the issue. He is whimpering because he wants to be with his people, not because of the 'cold'. My outrage meter only reads a 1-out-of-10 on this one.

TheDivineMs.M
Community Member
10 months ago

Go inside the tea shop and just yell out " what asshat left their dog out in the freezing cold?!" Public shaming works.

Jessica Temple
Community Member
10 months ago

livid but not enough to step in and help the little guy? you just aided in the abuse dude.

Hello it Smee
Community Member
10 months ago

I'd take him, because that is cruel and they clearly don't care about him

moist.
Community Member
10 months ago

should have taken the dog

Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
10 months ago

i swear if i find him, i steal him

Azure Adams
Community Member
10 months ago

That owner is so glad I wasn't there... cops would be rescuing the dog and desperately trying to hold me back from cannibalizing the human

Armonda Harris
Community Member
10 months ago

I would of pick that dog up and took it with me and found a home or shelter for it thats bullshit dude and ur livid no iam cuz u dident get that dog to a warmer place and it was a small one at that wtf dude

A B C
Community Member
10 months ago

*would have picked

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Robert Sumner
Community Member
10 months ago

Lots of jumping to conclusions on this board. In the film about 'Hachi,' he braved the snow without a leash law.

Johnny
Community Member
10 months ago

Was it really 45 minutes though? I've left my dog tied to this tree many times when I went in for a tea and it's was only 10 minutes.

Jessica Temple
Community Member
10 months ago

why walk by? You are not livid enough to help him?? You are now an accomplice in the abuse of this sweet pup.

Kathleen
Community Member
10 months ago

Not livid enough to save the dog??? Why just walk by? You being livid doesnt help the poor dog. That is way too cold for any living creature to sit in like that.

Alyssa Linder
Community Member
10 months ago

i would take the cute pupper

Teri Donovan
Community Member
10 months ago

Uh, if you are so fucking livid why didn't you call the police?? People who see shit and do nothing are just as guilty as the person who left the dog there.

Richard
Community Member
10 months ago

Take the dog inside, and yell out "Who the fuck left this poor dog to freeze out in the cold???"

Callie Duncan
Community Member
10 months ago

Instead of taking a fuckin picture then, you should've taken the dog away with you and given it to the SPCA or a shelter. Damn people and their cameras

Jovy Jergens
Community Member
10 months ago

Unconscionable!

Julie Lynch
Community Member
10 months ago

Bloody stupid humans, unbelievable , animal cruelty, makes me livid

Sue Rogers
Community Member
10 months ago

Makes me so mad!!

Toni Crabtree
Community Member
10 months ago

And give the owner a BIG fine for being so insensitive. Do people really think animals don't feel cold? Are they really that stupid? They don't deserve a pet.

SBW71
Community Member
10 months ago

I would have taken a video of it sitting there and then taken the dog to the nearest shelter and see what excuse the owner can come with to get the dog back.

Azar Attura
Community Member
10 months ago

Did you stop and take the dog???? Did you just LEAVE the dog there?/ you're just as guilty as the owner then

Sandy Surface
Community Member
10 months ago

Call Animal Control ASAP. I’d take it with me immediately, regardless of the “consequences”.

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
10 months ago

Since it was outside not tended I'll just take the doggo, love to see their reaction after that.

Zaneta Berkyova-Vasilenkova
Community Member
10 months ago

Its a puppy you idiot

Panda Panda
Community Member
10 months ago

Another time that I will steal your fucking dog! And if you try and stop me, I will hurt you.

Paul Chang
Community Member
10 months ago

You a equal piece of garbage.

Sandra Porras
Community Member
10 months ago

I HATE PEOPLE, AND IGNORANCE. MAY THOSE ASSHOLES DIE IN HELL

Quietly
Community Member
10 months ago

I'd cut the tether, scoop him up and keep it moving. Just got a new buddy.

Maybeitsraining
Community Member
10 months ago

No words, I'm fucking fuming, poor dog

Matilda Gross
Community Member
10 months ago

I would take the dog with me

Andrea Bernier Hall
Community Member
10 months ago

🤬🤬

Harleen
Community Member
10 months ago

I would take my coat off, wrap the dog up and burst in there screaming "WHOSE DOG IS THIS?! HE'S FREEZING TO DEATH!" And not really wait for an answer, just take the dog and walk away. If they want it back, they're more than welcome to call the police. I'd love to explain it to them!

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
10 months ago

I would kidnap that dog. Normally I'm against kidnapping people's pets, but this case deserves it.

Catherine Stevens
Community Member
10 months ago

Why leave the dog

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
10 months ago

I would have taken him in and called the cops. Fuck those ignorant assholes.

Ivy
Community Member
10 months ago

You do realize dogs are descended from wolves... who live outside in Canadian winters. Unless it’s -20C (-70F), that kind of dog is totally fine for 45min. She was probably whimpering because her owner was inside. I feel worse for them in the summer.

Kioh81
Community Member
10 months ago

That is part of the "great dog/wolf debate" actually, but there was a "proto-wolf" so to speak that they are both descended from but the lines split and the two types of canines (wolves and domesticated dogs) have evolved separately from each other. They are not direct line descendants of the modern day wolf as we know it. And also dogs have been domesticated for tens of thousands of years (or possibly even longer according to the most recent discoveries) so using that as an example is like saying "well people thousands of years ago could survive the Ice age, so you shouldn't worry about someone freezing to death outside in modern times".

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Daniel Billingsley
Community Member
10 months ago

Again call the authorities, this is animal abuse. In most places it is illegal to leave an animal outside without proper shelter period.

Carol Emory
Community Member
10 months ago

I know Kirkland. It's a lot of high end real estate owned by privileged people. The best way to stop them from doing this is to walk in the tea shop and loudly announce "Who ever left their dog out here tied up in the freezing cold is about to face animal cruelty charges when the police get here!!" It usually lights a fire under the owners a$$ to get out there and actually take care of their animal.

Biopithecus
Community Member
10 months ago

Taking the dog may lead to legal issues (owner may claim you stole their dog). Should have reported this after making the dog comfortable, then offered to adopt once the person loses custody of their dog for such cruelty.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
10 months ago

I WOULD HAVE RELEASED HIM AND TAKEN HIM HOME

David Glover
Community Member
10 months ago

I probably would of took the dog home with me instead of letting him suffer like this... because this probably wasn't the first time he/she has done this.

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#22

Dumping A Litter Box Off The Top Floor Balcony Of A Pet-Free Apartment Building

Dumping A Litter Box Off The Top Floor Balcony Of A Pet-Free Apartment Building

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Luis Milian
Community Member
10 months ago

nasty heffa!!!!

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#23

Imagine Being So Lazy That You Allow Your Dog Create A [poop] Pile On Your Balcony Instead Of Taking It For A Walk

Imagine Being So Lazy That You Allow Your Dog Create A [poop] Pile On Your Balcony Instead Of Taking It For A Walk

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캉 홍빈
Community Member
10 months ago

that shit's nasty, no pun intended

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#24

Normal Reaction To A Pet Dying

Normal Reaction To A Pet Dying

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
10 months ago

Her parents still have time to abort.

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#25

Leashing Your Dog To Your Car In The Parking Lot While You Go To The Gym

Leashing Your Dog To Your Car In The Parking Lot While You Go To The Gym

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

If i saw that i would rescue that dog and flatten the assholes tyres.

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#26

This Fat Squirrel Is A Service Animal

This Fat Squirrel Is A Service Animal

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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
10 months ago

Awful, don't you have any laws against animal abuse?

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#27

A Customer Tried It On Their Dog And Put It Back On The Shelf

A Customer Tried It On Their Dog And Put It Back On The Shelf

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
10 months ago

It does say self cleaning, so I'm sure it'll sort itself out in a minute or two :D

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#28

Pet Makeup...

Pet Makeup...

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Random Panda
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

This is the ugliest thing I have laid mine eyes upon. Poor kitty. How delusional and make-up obsessed do you have to be to think anyone would find this cute? This person needs an intervention and their make-up bag taken away.

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#29

Dog Owners Who Think This Is Ok In A Restaurant

Dog Owners Who Think This Is Ok In A Restaurant

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
10 months ago

Honestly i wouldn't care because i love dogs but yeah, this isn't cool.

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#30

Someone Tied A Bag O' Dog [poop] To This Crosswalk Button

Someone Tied A Bag O' Dog [poop] To This Crosswalk Button

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AloofFox
Community Member
10 months ago

Why? WHY??? You carried it this far, I’m sure you can carry it a little further to a bin.

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