CRAIGSLIST WARNING Please read!!!
This is utterly sickening, but please help: PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD
I WARN PEOPLE REPEATEDLY ABOUT PUTTING FREE ANIMALS TO A GOOD HOME ON CRAIGSLIST!!!!
Maybe someone needs to send this to all Craigslist posts.
Subject: ALERT: PEOPLE FEEDING KITTENS/PUPS ETC TO REPTILES, ADOPTION FEES DON'T STOP THEM.
SOUND THE ALARM: PEOPLE GETTING KITTENS PUPPIES RABBITS ETC AS FOOD FOR
PYTHONS AND LARGE PET MONITOR LIZARDS--EVEN ADOPTION FEES OF 15-20 DOLLARS
NOT ENOUGH TO STOP THIS (because they are willing to pay that for rabbits in
pet stores). Obviously Craigslist animals and "free to good home" animals
are highly vulnerable.
FROM Tracy Blackwood This is a shared post from Morgan County Cafe, please
Please Be Aware! I work at the local pet store and last week I spoke with a
guy who came in to buy a rat. He has a 4-foot ball python, which he pays $10
per live rat to feed his snake every few weeks. He asked me (dead serious)
if we'd give him a price break on kittens, or call if we got too many
(presumably because kittens are a bit bigger than a rat and more readily
available). Of course I told him absolutely not. Then he went on to tell me
all about how he'd been cruising Craigslist ads for free to good home
kittens, but (by sheer chance alone) the people either never got back to him
or no longer had any available. He continues to look for free kittens.
There's another customer who has a monitor (large meat eating lizard) that
boasts regularly to other customers and employees that their lizard prefers
pets over feeders, and laughs, telling people they get free to good home and
cheap rehoming fee pets all the time (hamsters, birds, kittens, etc) off of
craigslist, out of the paper, and from ads they find on post-boards in
grocery stores and what-not. They pose as nice people but your pet becomes
food. Adoption fees of $15 do not deter them! Remember, they're paying $10
for a rat, so $15 for something bigger (bunnies, kittens, etc) is nothing to
them. And for the monitor family, they get a kick out of it - so they are
happy to pay more just to watch their lizard kill your pet. Please be
careful when re-homing your pets... that old "they become snake food" saying
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.
-- Terry Pratchett (1948—2015), Sourcery