|Katy's parents taught her to respect and care for pets in the proper fashion.|
We like to give the benefit of the doubt to the pet parent, but what happens if this person just doesn't want the responsibility and lets him go. It's a sad state of affairs and should never happen, but it does all the time.
When one takes on the responsibility of a pet, he/she should know what's involved and that it's a time-consuming task to train and nurture a dog to be a well-trained and faithful companion.
This is why it is important to teach your children well about the difficulties and joys of pet parenthood.