The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, I suppose they COULD all be loose and ransacking garbage cans, roaming around biting people, getting run over by cars. How horrible!

  2. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, over 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    And the only reason that situation exists is because of the irresponsible attitude of the pet-owners.

  3. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    . . . and the obscene greed of people who breed litter after litter to line their own pockets, without a thought for the welfare of the animals involved.

  4. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The Humane Society here had to start refusing more animals because they have no more room.

  5. knittyditty

    knittyditty said, over 1 year ago

    @Ryan (Say what now‽)

    That is nation wide! “No kill” shelters just turn people away, so the animals then get dumped, starved or worse.

  6. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    My first rescue dog was a stray puppy brought in to the vet where I worked. That was forty years ago this summer. We’ve had nothing but rescue dogs since, and a more glorious bunch of tail-wagging, goofy, touching individuals couldn’t be found. Whether it’s a shelter or a rescue site I can’t urge potential owners strongly enough to look for at least one rescue dog, cat or other animal.

  7. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, over 1 year ago

    And as bad as the situation is for dogs & puppies, cats are subject to even worse. Dogs in the northeast often find homes, the shelters are even taking in canines from around the country. Felines on the other hand are treated as if they are a throw away item more often subject to torture and abuse at the hands of people who hate cats. Shelters are so full they often waive adoption fees.
    It’s so very tragic for those of us who love ALL animals

  8. Ed Griffith

    Ed Griffith said, over 1 year ago

    Adults who take in kittens because they are cute and then abandon them when they become cats and are inconvenient are cruel and setting a horrible example for their children.

    Many facilities do a good and kind job in caring for abandoned pets. We are delighted with the pets we adopted from such places.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    You can blame humans for that. So it takes humans to fix it and them.

  10. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, over 1 year ago

    Then don’t pass by. Stop in and take one or two home with you.

  11. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Not if the pets don’t have owners.

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Sounds like you hate being a human. DO something about it then!

  13. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, over 1 year ago

    Let us not forget to pass some of the blame to the AKC – advocating dog choice based on aesthetic tastes, and helping to keep up the demand for breeders’ products. Perhaps worse, though, is that many of the design traits that the AKC celebrates (short snouts on pugs, bulldogs, etc., tapered hind quarters on German shepherds, etc.), cause the dogs to suffer, and others have to be created by physically altering the dogs – docking tails, “training” ears, etc. I don’t know how AKC folks can claim to truly care about dogs.

  14. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, over 1 year ago

    @fishbulb239

    Excellent documentary on the subject from the BBC called “Pedigree Dogs Exposed”. You can watch it in it’s entirety on You Tube. Did you know that some Rhodesian Ridgeback breeders will kill pups that are born without the desired ridge?
    And they showed photos of Bulldogs from years ago, wow did they look different!! And the Shepherds that I recall as I was growing up had strong hind quarters.

  15. rush.diana

    rush.diana said, over 1 year ago

    Today our local Animal rescue league had a "kitten clearance. All kittens were $30 between the hours of 1-3 pm
    I checked their adoption page, they have 13 dogs available compared to 68 cats.

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