It is awfully sad that some people are able to abandon an animal without a care. Of course it isn't them who have to look after their pets anymore and see the disapointment in their eyes. Yesterday my younger brother and I were shopping at Petsmart when we stopped by the adoption cages to pet the cats and kittens. My little brother was shocked to hear how the kittens and cats had gotten to the adoption centre and why they were there. He couldn't believe that someone would just give up on their pets. Of course he wanted to take them home and play with them and take care of them but sadly I had to tell him that we already have our fill of pets.
People seem to have a pattern of not caring about their animals and letting them have babies, run wild and do not ever train them but then fully expect someone else to take care of the problems that occur of this. I'm sure that alot of this stuff occurs due to lack of knowledge of animals services surronding areas. Many people that I talk to about spaying or nuteuring their animals do not know anything about free spay or nuter clinics. Let alone cheaper vet care or information about what really happens to the animals that they abandon.
I think that more information about these kinds of services should be better distributed, and easily acessable. It would help those of us who end up looking after the abandoned animals help the animals.