Did you know that animals who are abandoned often become feral, die of disease or starvation, or are picked up by an animal shelter. 77% of all animals in shelters are KILLED.
6-8 million dogs and cats every year go into pet shelters in the United States, of whom approximately 3-4 million are euthanized due to either illness, abuse, being a dangerous animal or not being able to find a home.
Right now I have 6 abandoned cats staying in my basement. 3 of which are babies along with their mother. The other 2 have been spayed and neutered, thanks to my dear mom.
If people would realize these animals have feelings just like we do, maybe they would think twice about it. I know there is a law about abandoning and abusing animals, but if no consequences or punishments are given, then it will continue to happen.