Resident Taxpayer wrote:
THAT, and the front page photo of the guy's back with two ferrets crawling on him, needing help from the ELF fund, give me a warm, cozy hometown feeling! BTW, the guy also has an exotic snake, so if you get his name, maybe buy something for his reptile also!
shadow pets are an important part of some peoples lives. everybody has a right to own a pet. even people on welfare have a right to spend their money on whatever they want. including tattoos stoney! even tattoos of their pets. some people only have their pets for company. its great when the newspaper shows photos of pets. pets are family to some people.
I disagree. If you are using other people's money to survive, you are not in a good financial state to own a pet who needs food and veterinary care. I've seen way too many animals at our SPCA because ppl found out they could not afford to keep them, thereby breaking the pet's heart when they walk away, leaving them behind. Then there are the Ppl who move away and leave pets in an empty apartment, to starve. Happens a lot in our little town!