Unfortunately, we are becoming a disposable society where many people don't want to have to wait for, work for or care about anything but their own selfish gratification. Spoiled children masquerading as adults, everything is always about "Me, Me, Me." They "love" you until your health fails, you lose your job or your husband deserts you and then you are on your own. Some will turn their backs on their parents, their spouses, their siblings and even their children, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised when they dispose of their pets. These kind of people make me furious sometimes and yet really, they are to be pitied. Because sooner or later, trouble comes to everyone and when it does, they will be alone.
On the other hand, there are still great many people, such as yourself, and others on this board who believe that love is as much of a verb as a noun. People who do what
they have to do to help someone they love and never even count the cost. In the end, we are the lucky ones.