I’ve lived in a roommate situation for over a year now, watching this guy not care about his animals and assuming it was because he knew I’d do it. Ultimately though, I learned that it’s just not a big deal to him if the animals go a while without food and water. In fact, he’s really proud because his massive dobermanns can go 2 full days without food and will still be complacent and obedient, and not aggressive toward him. Yeah, he thinks that’s a cool status thing. We’re talking about a real jerk here.
Something I’ve been struggling with though, is how can I make sure the animals are cared for when I’m gone. Here’s what I’ve learned to do after witnessing animal cruelty.