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
1 year 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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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

Look at his face, poor baby.

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#3

This Is Honestly Sad

This Is Honestly Sad

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Bleh
Community Member
1 year ago

How cruel

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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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Bill phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

That tenant could have been arrestec.

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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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Bleh
Community Member
1 year ago

She needs to learn how the food cycle works

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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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Bleh
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Only if some people had common sense.....

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#7

This Is My Co-Workers Dog. Seriously

This Is My Co-Workers Dog. Seriously

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Bill phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

How horrible!

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#8

South Ca’kalakee Facebook

South Ca’kalakee Facebook

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

Evil bitch, i hope she gets cancer.

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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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Maria Rohlen
Community Member
1 year ago

That's abuse, the dog needs a vet and the grandma should be arrested.

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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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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
1 year ago

At least don't bag it you sob

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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
1 year 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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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

This makes my soul weep.

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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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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

Dogs like "the fuck is that vegan slop bitch?", feed him meat you batshit crazy scuttler.

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Evil pieces of shit, i would have taken the beautiful cat.

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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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Don Jon
Community Member
1 year ago

wtf

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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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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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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
1 year 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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Bleh
Community Member
1 year ago

Eeeewwww

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#24

Normal Reaction To A Pet Dying

Normal Reaction To A Pet Dying

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish to slap that smile off her stupid little attention whore face.

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Bill phillips
Community Member
1 year ago

That's cruel.

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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