Why do people abandon aging pets?
This is a good question with a lot of answers. In some cases, older pets belong to older people who have passed on. During difficult economic times, older pets may be abandoned because its family is no longer financially able to care for them. Of course, there are also people who see pets as disposable. Once a cat or dog is no longer able to serve its purpose, the owner dumps them at a shelter or in a parking lot.
In most cases, the actual condition or personality of the pet is not the problem. Like many aging people, they find themselves alone, lonely, and in need of love. So if you’re considering adopting a pet, here are a few reasons we recommend choosing a pet with a few gray whiskers on its chin.