With their holiday approaching and no plans made of where to keep their pet, this German couple did the unthinkable! They advertised their dog for sale on an auction site for the nominal sum of one euro.
By, 11 Aug 2019
During the summer season, many animal rescue centres report that this is the worst time when many owners simply just abandon their pets. After booking their summer holiday, these irresponsible dog owners fail to make plans for their pet to be looked after by a friend or neighbour, a professional pet sitter, or to be placed in boarding kennels.
Many pets abandoned during the summer
In many cases, it’s the animal charities and rescue centres that are left with the task of caring for these abandoned animals, often putting them up for adoption. Hard-hearted pet owners think nothing of throwing a pet onto the street, rather than paying for their dog or cat to be looked after while they go on vacation.
Tasteless advert on eBay auction site
One heartless dog-owning couple from Datteln, Germany, placed an online advert to sell their pet dog named Spike for a very low price. With bidding starting at only one euro, its obvious that they were looking for a very quick sale so that they could jet away on holiday very soon. How could any dog owner be so cruel! This is almost as bad an act as dumping the dog on the side of the road.
The eBay advert was no longer showing online the following day, but we have no way of knowing if Spike was actually sold for a very low price, or if the advertisement was actually removed by the webpage.
Pet owners have a duty of care
All dog owners need to be made aware that they have a legal duty to care for their pet’s welfare. Abandoning or dumping an animal can be not only very neglectful, but also cruel. If any owners are planning a holiday, its vitally important to make sure that your dog or cat is cared for too. Take them to a licensed boarding kennel or cattery, speak to a professional pet sitter, or ask family or friends to care for them.
Be a responsible pet owner, even at holiday times!