Just so you can understand, I was in no way judging you. I simply asked questions and posted them so that others who are in your situation can think about things as well. I never said ONE not even ONE word about you at all. I simply asked some questions.
Sounds like your guilt is eating at you if you think we all are in judgement. I actually think its better you were trying to find something to do with the dog rather than dump him, but I was simply asking if you and others realized the costs associated and how it would be better to and more efficient to take the dog with you. I guess the point was lost on all but Joanne.
I think its good that we talk about things so others may think about them and maybe not have to go down the same roads as us. Its called learning from others. I am sure your situation is not completely unique and there may be others who need to think about these things and see what options are available to them. But thanks for thinking of others.
As i stated in BOTH posts, my words were directed at those people and NOT AT YOU!!!!!!
Yes i read were you said the situation worked out, which I said that was a good thing if people would read.
As i have stated several times, I personally am not worried about money as my dogs have their own savings account. They get 100 bucks a month put in there, for the duration of our tour, 4 years, i am sure their will be money to ship them when we leave. My plan is to ship my dogs ahead of me, commercially, sending them to either my dad or my friend depending on which is closer to the new orders we pick, They will be kenneled at either property and cared for properly until we are moved and able to come get them. As i haved coordinated this in 2008, when we moved here, all parties are aware of what will happen and the plan is in place. It doesnt matter if my hubby is deployed, or we have to move or we cant find a home, or we dont get orders where we want, my dogs are taken care of either way. There are even plans in case either party dies, moves, or otherwise cant take the dogs.
And I do believe that is what Joanne was referring to when she says she would not leave her cats. It does not have to put your family in danger in order to plan out what happens to your pets. It is simply an act of keeping the animals interest in mind, an animal who is supposed to be "a part of the family".
Since the number one reason people dump their animals is because they could not afford the plane ticket, then yes, that is why I post it, because it is no excuse if properly planned for.
The fact is that most people do not plan ahead which is what leads to these excuses. If you fail to plan then you plan to fail, and the animals suffer because of this.
I too am at the point now that dogs should never have been allowed on base as that caused a whole lot more issues than the base is willing to take on, abandoning animals being one of them.
But go ahead and hate on those of us who do not accept the excuses and lies that people tell to make themselves feel better about dumping their pets. Go ahead and feed into the cycle instead of speaking out and letting people know that there are other ways than just getting rid of the animal or pushing the problem on the rest of the community.