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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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?

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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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago

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

Lou Herout
Community Member
3 years ago

I used to work in animal control. As awful as it is, most places don't have any laws against grossly over-feeding pets

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Emma Hunter
Community Member
3 years ago

Squirrels aren't pets.

Kaisu
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep, squirrels have no business being pets. Even rescued squirrels should be put in a facility where they can be semi independent, they aren't pets to drag around in a leash

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Podunkus
Community Member
3 years ago

Squirrels collect nuts, and I guess nuts collect squirrels.

Olga Antonova
Community Member
3 years ago

The owner may call it an Emotional support animal, but it is not a Service animal. ESAs do not have access right to grocery stores. The poor thing was obviously kept on the leash/cage for most of its life.

Melanin Mo
Community Member
3 years ago

ive never in my life seen a squirrel that fat

Callie Duncan
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg someone needs to rescue that squirrel :(

Toni Crabtree
Community Member
3 years ago

Cuddle in your arms not sit on your head! Are you really that stupid?

Shirley Richard
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg, that squirrel. He couldn't run if he wanted to. What did they do to him?

Diana Hockley
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor squirrel. What a load of rubbish, that's abuse.

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago

Call Fish and Wildlife! In many states it is illegal to even own a squirrel....

Catherine Spencer-Mills
Community Member
3 years ago

By law, the only animals that can be designated service animals are dogs and in some cases, miniature horses. The store does not have to put up with this.

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

Nor should the poor squirrel put up from such abuse

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Sandy Surface
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a wild animal. How could anyone think they could domesticate a squirrel. You might be able to train it, but not tame it. This person (and whoever authorized this) are total idiots. I hope she gets her eyes clawed out. After it bites her nose off.

wunderbar56
Community Member
2 years ago

Again, I legitimately don’t understand why people get so heated about fat animals. If someone can give me an answer I WILL accept it

Teri Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry, he's NOT a service animal. He may be an obese emotional support animal but, by FEDERAL law, ONLY a dog or mini horse (in rare cases) can be a service animal.

MoodyBlue
Community Member
3 years ago

How can a squirrel be a service animal? If someone knows, please explain.

Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

Which fatty is the service animal?

Julie Lynch
Community Member
3 years ago

Another overweight pet sadly

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

Julie L. Squirrels are wild animals and aren't meant to be pets! That person should have a fly, mosquitoes or scorpion. Difficult to overfeed

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Barbar Stewart
Community Member
3 years ago

Crazy

Steven Meyer
Community Member
3 years ago

This “service animal “ thing has gone too far- what’s wrong with people today that damn near everyone wants a service animal. In my day they were called pets

Jane Dorothy Warner
Community Member
3 years ago

With that belly, he isn't going to be serving for long before he can go frolic in the trees of heaven.

Time Itself
Community Member
3 years ago

That's....in a Walmart...of course, it's in a walmart....

Barry Nolan
Community Member
3 years ago

Pray for mojo.

Paul Chang
Community Member
3 years ago

Right. My gecko can drive.

Raph cuddy
Community Member
3 years ago

its not their fault that they think t is the right thing to feed their animal to bursting what we really need is guidelines for animal owners

Willow
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

What the heck kind of service can this tiny (obese) creature do? P.s. never crossed my mind that an obese squirrel could exist. Thanks, humans.

Ohio Hands
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope her raggedy long-ass hair gets caught in the wheels

Sandra Porras
Community Member
3 years ago

MAY YOU SUFFER WORST THAN BEING WHEELCHAIR BOUND, IF YOU TRULY ARE, CUNT

Paula Wolanski
Community Member
3 years ago

What could possibly be worse than not being able to walk, other than blindness or having no arms?

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Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
3 years ago

I'll be glad when the laws become strict about "service animals". A fat squirrel...

Quietly
Community Member
3 years ago

I just can't even

Zooa
Community Member
3 years ago

If she's in a fking wheel chair she doesn't need the poor fat squrrel

Luka Hamer
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor thing. Should be taken away from her.

Debster
Community Member
3 years ago

Abuse!

Chris Watson
Community Member
3 years ago

Wild animals are not pets. But obviously some NUT has imprisoned it.

Russian Otaku
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not a wild animal you retard. Don't use words if you have no idea what they mean

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Liesa Yopp
Community Member
3 years ago

How has that poor thing not had a heart attack? Shameful.

NanZ
Community Member
3 years ago

The owner has done a huge disservice to her pet

allieshouts
Community Member
3 years ago

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Theory Buchannon
Community Member
3 years ago

ummmm

Chris Green
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a case of a solution to a problem becoming a problem itself.

Hello it Smee
Community Member
3 years ago

It is obese to boot,

meow point1
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3 years ago

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Squirrels deliberately get fat around winter to hibernate.

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Lara Taylor
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor thing :(

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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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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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