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First and foremost, do not adopt an animal unless you are 100 percent prepared to be in it for life. What is “it?” It means that you promise yourself (and your pet) to wholeheartedly commit to love and care for an animal and to not give up on them just because they ate your new shoes. Educate yourself on everything you need to know before adopting any pet and how to be a responsible pet parent to avoid breaking a pet’s heart.

A short video launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) shows a frustrated couple dealing with what appears to be a dog just being a dog. They are clearly not happy with the constant messes and seemingly decide to abandon their furry family member on the side of the road to rid themselves of the “nuisance,” but you will be shocked when you see the ending.

Pet abandonment is a big problem all over the world; don’t be one of those irresponsible people contributing to this issue. Think about this: you (hopefully) wouldn’t abandon a child or elderly parent on the streets. Then what makes it OK to dump off a pet who is also a family member? How would you feel if your family abandoned you?

Animal cruelty, neglect, abuse, and abandonment are crimes that must be reported to the proper authorities or contact an animal cruelty hotline. If it’s safe to do so, do what you can for the animal until help arrives.

Be responsible. Be compassionate.

Image source: Christopher Michel/Flickr

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64 comments on “How Would You Feel If Your Family Abandoned You? The Ending Will Shock You (VIDEO)”

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Peter Greenall
3 Years Ago

I am the actor that starred in this ad and I did it for one reason: I strongly believe in the cause and the message in this advert is extremely important. It saddens me to think of all the animals abandoned year in year out when the novelty wears off and the reality is that the overwhelming evidence I have seen over many years shows beyond reasonable doubt that animals feel just as much emotion as us humans and since 95% of our communication is non-verbal, animals probably communicate better than us, which only compounds how they must feel emotionally when abandoned. That isn\'t to say I think abandoning a human child is any less serious, however the fact that we are still abandoning animals in a civilised developed country is an issue that needs to be dealt with, and I personally think using a child in this advert to convey the message and make people think, is entirely justified. It delights me that I was able to use my skills to help with this most important advert. To say this was copying America not only overlooks the point, but it is a remark which serves no purpose or relevance to the extremely important issue. I am only thankful that so many people overall seem to be in full support of the campaign. Thank you.

Nicky B
3 Years Ago

Treating all life as equal and showing equal compassion is simply human, regardless of one\'s nationality. Showing compassion to those without voices or the ability to defend themselves, especially, is the epitome of compassion. To those with compassion, all life is equal, American or not.

But I suppose it was no surprise that someone had to turn this into a US-bashing thread - even though the video involves British actors. Smh.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 Years Ago

Equating animals to human children is... Very American.

Cynthia Gonzales
3 Years Ago

<3 :(

Patricia Oertlinger
3 Years Ago

Nora Patricia Chaher

Kat Vik
3 Years Ago

Heartbreaking... Cruelty must stop. I do not know why society has such a "disposable" attitude.

Diane Gee
3 Years Ago

I can't imagine leaving my Jabby cat behind. He is our baby!

Murat Sarioglu
3 Years Ago


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Karen Lynn Schweizer
3 Years Ago

Wow....great message!!!! Our pets are our fur babies in my eyes!!!


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