Very seldom do I see Free pets listed. Almost all the dogs I have seen listed require a rehoming fee. This simple act helps to insure that the nefarious are kept at bay. Banning ads on Craigslist will do far more harm than good. Without Craigslist animals will be dumped by the side of the road, tossed into streams and lakes while bound and worse. Sorry, but cutting off your nose to spite your face is never a good idea, nor is your proposed ban of pet listings on craigslist
No animal should be passed off without properly screening the adopter, to list it free to the first person who shows up and says the right thing, is not acceptable.
And I don't know what page you are looking at, but there are loads listed free on Craigslist in the US, Kijiji in Canada, and Gumtree in the UK.
You need to look again. One dog I know was lucky he got a good home but others are used as bait dogs, etc.
I wish there were some decent laws to prevent cruelty, including the death sentence. Why should someone be allowed to live when they have no humanity and are incapable of doing nothing but cruelty and evil.
agree and that is how Jeffrey Dahmer started out killing animals first and then people.
It should be the sellers responsibility to do a background check. Seller should be fully responsible.
Unfortunately, some end-up to be used by vile individuals as bait for dog fights. NO ONE SHOULD ADVERTISE "FREE PET" ON CRAIGSLIST EVER! Pets are not for "sale" they're living beings who need love and protection.
This is so true. Graig's list needs to ban people posting these poor animals on their website.
My girlfriend and I adopted our cat Milo from a woman on Craigslist. She unfortunately just could not take care of him because of how allergic she was. Her loss was our gain. He's the coolest cat on the block! There are positive adoptions happening on the site, the site just needs to keep a better eye on the negative ones.
I already signed this one, but thanks. Yes Milo is a sweetheart.
Craigslist needs to make PPL sign some kind of Waiver stating that anytime an Animals changes hands thru this entity, that the person passing the Animal on to someone else has a background check done & a home-check done~including speaking to neighbors of said person offering an Animal a home..We need to have some kind of org. formed that will do these background checks for no charge...
I have a cat and that cat is my world if anything was to happen to him I really don't know what I would do without him
My pets are a huge part of my family.
If someone would ever hurt an animal in my presence there would be issues for that individual
the one and only that loves you more than it love it selve!
Oh my God, what is this world coming to? Is it in the water or has everyone just lost their frigging minds? Sorry, but this just infuriates me! It used to be that people could go to something similar like CraigsList to find whatever, but now, this world has come to the point where the nuts now are all not in the shell. It has now become a world of opportunistic lunacy, sickness and deviancy! If I was to die and leav this world right now, I dare to say I would not miss it... not in the state of disarray it is now!
I realize I will be doing this for the rest of my life, or until all animal cruelty has disappeared. And by George, I will keep at it.
PLEASE HELP! I cannot do it alone!