Overloaded college students turn to Facebook to give away pets

We've got some pets, mounts, and Annual Ask Mr. Robot Premium codes to give away!
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Just today, UT Pets is ripe with 423 postings for pets—the majority of them students needing to give away an animal. (Some are pet supplies on sale.)
Please enter me into the secret life of pets giveaway. Please my boys would live this. Help me be the cool mom pleassssse.
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This article does not say that every person who gets a “free to good home” pet is bad. Clearly, there are many pets who were given away for free and now have great lives. How to give away pets!!!
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All entries must use #FFFpets, #FabFitFun, and #FFFgiveaway to qualify. All participants must be 18-years-old or older to enter. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. Posts must be on a public Instagram account and be made prior to Jan. 31 11:59PM PST. One winner will be chosen at random from qualifying Instagram posts. Winner will be contacted via DM on Instagram. Winner must claim prize within 72 hours. No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and inclusion of FabFitFun Box in entry post does not increase your odds of winning. Entries may take up to an hour to appear. See Official Rules below. How to Enter: You may enter by posting to your publicly available Instagram account a photo of a pet tagged with each of #FFFPets, #FFFgiveaway, and #fabfitfun (must include all tags). All entries must be posted between 12:00 a.m. PST on December 19, 2016, and 11:59 p.m. PST on January 31, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). There is no limit to the number of entries per person; provided, however, that each post must be unique and automated generation of posts is not permitted.These Official Rules apply to the FabFitFun Pets, Pets, Pets Giveaway to be held from December 19, 2016, to January 31, 2017, with the official drawing to take place on or about February 2, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes”).Free dog adoptions are not as prevalent as you might expect. After all, isn't there an over abundance of dogs that need good homes? Be aware that animal welfare agencies don't advise giving away family pets for free, believing that people tend to place more value on something they pay for. So if YOU must give up your dog, make sure you ask a fee for him. If you are for free dog adoptions, follow the guidelines and use the resources on this page. I can't think of a single reason why I'd give up my dog. When I was a child, my parents gave away our dog when we moved and it was devastating. We also had to give away two of my cats because where we lived no longer allowed pets. I still remember how painful it was to lose them.
Would we want a mother to keep her children if she could not feed them, get them the health care they need, or if she could not parent them in the ways that they required? Of course not, which is why we have adoption foundations, safe haven laws, and the foster care system. When we hear stories of neglected kids, we as a society (rightfully so) scream at the parents: If you knew you couldn’t take care of them, why didn’t you take them to someone who could? Yet when we hear of a person admitting that she couldn’t care for a pet and rehomed the animal, we deem her as irresponsible and heartless. We pet lovers cannot have it both ways. We cannot claim that animals are just as important as people but then also feel that pets don’t deserve the same things as their human counterparts, such as a shot at a better life, if their current owners are unable to provide it.When we label people who give their animals away as irresponsible monsters, we encourage people to hoard animals they cannot care for. Sometimes the best thing a pet owner with limited resources can do is to admit that her or his pets’ best life is a life lived with someone else.