It's usually for a reason, most of the time, it's because they find pets lower than themselves and they have no regrets. Some people just don't have time for the animal and can't afford to keep them or put them in a shelter...it's hard for these kind of people to abandon their pets.
It's usually for a reason.Sometimes its because they're moving and can't have pets and sometimes its because they just get tired of there pets but no matter what the reason is its still cruel I could never leave my pets.
Many just don't see animals as more than a possession, they don't take the time to train a Dog properly and then when the Dog behaves badly they just give up and get rid of the Dog. Many see a puppy and don't count on it growing up/changing, when it's not so cute and cuddly they give it up, and just get another...a all to common cycle.... Many don't "fix" their animals and end up with unwanted puppies. They don't do basic research into Breed Characteristics and cant deal with what is "normal" for a particular breed. Some are just plain Cruel. Then there are some truly sad stories where people move due to circumstance and just Cannot take the Dog, they may try very hard to find a home but aren't successful. Or often people pass away and have neglected to make secure arrangements for their Pets and family is unwilling or unable to take the animal . I could go on and on with reasons behind the Millions of Dogs in Shelters and Roaming the streets....Meanwhile the Pet Supply Industry is one of THE fastest growing in the U.S. Pets get silly clothing, pedicures, birthday parties, weddings(??!!), etc. SAD.
Unfortunately, when people are done with their animals and don't wish to care for them anymore, they find tossing them in an unknown location to be easier than taking them to a shelter or giving them to a friend. Abandonment most often comes when someone moves,and there are numerous excuses: "I didn't have room in the car." "I'm not allowed to have pets where I am moving." "There won't be room, I am moving into a small apartment." "My new roommate is allergic." I think they're just trying to get out of responsibility. They KNOW they can take their animal to a shelter or give it to a friend or family member. It's horrid how some people treat their wonderful companions!
Why people do this I do not know. Cats and dogs, once they get used to human contact after so many weeks and have a home, cannot understand nor comprehend why their roof has been taken away from them. I have two rescue cats right now and have always tried to help an animal in need.