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Social => General Discussion => GST and Me => Topic started by: Jason the Maverick on September 03, 2008, 12:34:48 PM

Title: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Jason the Maverick on September 03, 2008, 12:34:48 PM
"MORE PETS ABANDONED

More islanders are taking their pets to the Animals Shelter because they can't afford to keep them.

The JSPCA says it's seen an increase of 54 per cent in the number of dogs being left.

And the number of abandoned cats is up by more than a third.

CEO Major Steven Coleman says housing's also a problem because some share transfer properties don't allow people to have pets".

Another sign of inflation and GST?
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Fritz on September 03, 2008, 06:33:53 PM
Could just eat them, cut the shopping bill and save the animal shelter the cost of looking after them at the same time.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Chief Minister on September 03, 2008, 07:54:08 PM
Its a good idea cause that's what they used to do down Cannon Street in the 70's.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: ageofaquarius on September 03, 2008, 09:13:49 PM
WTF! our cat cost us about £2pw plus the odd scraps of left over fish/chicken, ok we live in country parish and she is good at catching mice, but she is cheap to keep.  I simply don't get it! maybe its pets insurance that is costing  ???
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Terminator 4 on September 03, 2008, 09:59:54 PM
Yer, but they r blamin Share Transfer Flats for the problem.....

Mind you, you can hardly swing a cat in one these Dandara flats  :-*
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: danrok on September 03, 2008, 10:18:09 PM
I used to have a dog, she was old, and the vet's bills and medication cost a significant amount.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Jason the Maverick on September 03, 2008, 10:47:55 PM
Vet bills are obscene over here, but then again if people are living in share transfer flats, its hardly a place to keep a dog.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Jersey Spud on September 04, 2008, 08:41:06 AM
I'm not sure its about cash as much as its about the basic desire to look after them properly.

A lot of people dont seem to be able to keep their children under control, so it's hardly surprising that pets are out in the cold.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: !CaveMan on September 05, 2008, 10:26:16 AM
if your Cat ends up at animal shelter cos it went missing and was found by someone, when you go to collect it, as  my neighbour has done on several occaisions they charge him £22 each time for keepin it overnight.
so far hes spent £66 on the puss.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Jersey Spud on September 05, 2008, 12:18:42 PM
if your Cat ends up at animal shelter cos it went missing and was found by someone, when you go to collect it, as  my neighbour has done on several occaisions they charge him £22 each time for keepin it overnight.
so far hes spent £66 on the puss.

Cats should be kept indoors as far as I'm concerned. I'm fed up of other peoples moggies hunting the birds in my back garden  :(
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: ageofaquarius on September 05, 2008, 08:53:46 PM
If cats live indoors then the house smells of piss! if you cannot let it roam then it is cruel to have one, all a cat needs is a bowl of food, a loving caress and plenty of roaming opportunities. if you cannot give it that, then don't have one.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: danrok on September 10, 2008, 11:16:39 PM
Cats should be kept indoors as far as I'm concerned. I'm fed up of other peoples moggies hunting the birds in my back garden  :(

If all cat owners put collars with bells on their cats, when they go out, then fewer birds would be killed.

Although, the cats would still succeed in disrupting birds while they're feeding, which is not good especially when it gets colder outside.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Swompy on September 11, 2008, 01:00:26 PM
Could just eat them, cut the shopping bill and save the animal shelter the cost of looking after them at the same time.


SHHHHH-!!!!!!!!!!- Bridget (I know it all)  may be watching.
Title: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Jack on September 11, 2008, 03:57:27 PM
Domesticating and unnaturally confining a wild animal is cruel, no matter how much it loves its owner, and Cats will always be Cats, with the thoughts and desires and actions of the mind of a Cat.

As the adopted owner of the Cat, its keeper receives the most precious thing in return, the love of the Cat.

To love and be loved is the most precious thing.

The keeping and feeding of the life which you love becomes a joy, not a burden if you truly love!

And if you take the time, even a wild animal can be changed with a little love.


SHHHHH-!!!!!!!!!!- Bridget (I know it all)  may be watching.

   
Yes I agree, Bridget S., an eye may be open and focused upon you!
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: danrok on September 11, 2008, 04:48:12 PM
Domestic cats have been domesticated for thousands of years, they're not really wild animals any more.  No more wild than a cow or sheep.
Title: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Jack on September 11, 2008, 04:53:26 PM
Domestic cats have been domesticated for thousands of years, they're not really wild animals any more.  No more wild than a cow or sheep.

Yes I agree, but as a Vegetarian, I do not eat Cows, Sheep or even Cats!
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: ageofaquarius on September 11, 2008, 09:16:45 PM
Domestic cats have been domesticated for thousands of years, they're not really wild animals any more.  No more wild than a cow or sheep.

I disagree,given the chance a cat would much prefer to catch dinner and have a nice fresh mouse, bird or spider,you can take the cat out of the wild, but can't take the wild out of the cat,its a survival instinct,and long may it live.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Fritz on September 12, 2008, 08:56:53 PM
Cats are,"Smart arses", they are the "Del-boys", of the natural world. Stupid people, (mostly women), are taken in by their,"cute and cuddly", looks.

In real life, they are nasty little bassas with very sharp claws, who would love to be as big as their distant cousins.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: ageofaquarius on September 12, 2008, 09:30:32 PM
Cats are,"Smart arses", they are the "Del-boys", of the natural world. Stupid people, (mostly women), are taken in by their,"cute and cuddly", looks.

In real life, they are nasty little bassas with very sharp claws, who would love to be as big as their distant cousins.

hey, I know a few men who are soft on cats, its not only wimmin who are taken in by their cuteness; a lot of elderly couples like cats when the kids have upted and left home, don't be so sexist.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Fritz on September 13, 2008, 09:36:55 PM
LOL.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Jason the Maverick on September 13, 2008, 09:51:40 PM
I think seagulls are really intelligent.

I remember watching 2 seagulls in action on a black bin bag.  One held the back of the bag whilst the other clenched the other side and they both walked backwards to split it.

Then all a sudden a person started to approach them and another seagull on a roof top started squeaking.

It was a 'look-out' and the other 2 started walking away from the bag as if not doing anything wrong.  I only wish I had it on film.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: Fritz on September 14, 2008, 04:57:10 PM
If seagulls are a, "protected species", does that give them some sort immunity from anti-littering laws?
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: cyrillem on February 18, 2009, 08:55:05 PM
People can afford pets. It is jsut that lifestyles have changed today. The majority would rather play on their new laptop/Ps3 or watch SKYHD on their new tv rather than play with a puppy.
Title: Re: People cannot afford pets anymore
Post by: White Knight on March 27, 2009, 11:02:11 AM
I am just about to get a new puppy and this will be my 3rd dog.
GST will definitely go above 3% at the end of the 3 year period, might even go up before then.
I am not fan of T. Le S but go back at about 20 years ago when raised the social payment by .5% he knew that in the coming years there would not be enough money in the kitty to pay all the social benifits and he was right on that one.
GST take a look at Guernsey and the mess they are getting into because they would not do GST. I do not like GST but i believe it will really help this island out. The trouble is any money the States get they WASTE it!!!!!