My friend, let's call her Megan, went cross-country last summer, so her family hired a pet sitter to watch their four cats, six fish, and dog. About two weeks before they were sceduled to come home, they called to check on their pets.
"You'd better come back early," The pet sitter just said, before hanging up.
Worried, her family left for home. Upon reaching it, they were horrified.
Mozart, their orange cat, had ran away.
Hazel, a cat they'd recently saved from the Humane Society(she'd been abused) was famished and under the couch.
Ginger, their dog, lost ten pounds.
Angel, their grey cat, had also run away.
Gracie, their other grey cat, was locked in a closet.
And there was animal waste everywere; the house sitter had left the door open and brought lots of strays.
Their house was ruined. And their animals were starved.
Soon later, they found a dead black cat in their basement. It wasn't theirs, but still, that's terrible.
Now they're living in a rental, waiting for their house to be fixed.
But luckily, Mozart and Angel came back as soon as their humans did, and Ginger, Hazel, and Gracie all soon got healthy again.
But the thing is, the house sitter somehow managed to abuse many animals without even meaning to.
I know none of you would do this, but I'm telling you this so you take a little care choosing a pet sitter and maybe adopt an animal from your Humane Society.