Our pets are a part of our family and we love them dearly. Sometimes it is difficult to see how much they mean to people, and other times it is an in-your-face kind of thing. One thing is certain, we spare little to no expense when it comes to our pets.
We purchase clothes, bedding, strollers and alike for our pets. We send them to Day Care when we must work and we insure their health. However, one of the most interesting is the divorcing couple who either cannot decide whose getting the pet or work out a care plan. These people spend thousands to determine who will take care of the pet. There are items in the news; there are lawyers; and most astonishing there are caregivers for the pet once the decision is made. The one thing that can be said is that these pets are taken care of, even if only to irritate the other party in the divorce. www.womansdivorce.com
Boasting at least four web sites the internet is full of information on how to approach the idea of getting pet custody in a divorce. So obviously there is something to the idea of seeking custody of the pet in a divorce. Is this a situation where abuse and neglect of our pets is seen? Can we determine in this situation if a pet will be abused and/or neglected? It appears this is not the case for the couples seeking custody. This leaves us with the opinion that either the pet is much loved or the couple is for the most part attempting to act in the best interest of the pet.
Maybe we need the local shelters to ask during an interview of prospective adoptive people what the care plan is. In some ways this is part of the adoption process, however not as up-front as some might like. The shelter personnel are afraid of scaring off a prospective adopter. There is of course an application for adoption and the questions on it are good questions. Knowing that shelters are cash strapped and volunteer lacking, it begs to wonder if there is any scrutiny of the application.
If we are looking for a good place to volunteer where there will be a positive reflection of our service, this can be it. Armed with time, an auto, and the good will to help our furry friends have a quality placement; we can help our shelter with the background checks of perspective new owners. This could be a very valuable role if the person is mature and professional. Thank you for looking into a volunteer position with the local shelter.