PET CENTRAL - There are so many Neopets in the Pound, so many. You probably
think that there are too many pets staying with Dr_Death; yet you may not be
totally in the right. Abandoning your pet is such a horrible thing to do, you
probably think, and I happen to disagree. I agree in some respects, but in others,
abandoning may not be such a horrible thing.
Yes, "The Ideal Neopia" is back, and in this week's topic, I want to talk about
the Pound and if it is a good or bad thing.
Now, say you were a Neopet, a less wanted species, with a terrible name and
terrible stats and a terribly mean personality. You were in the Pound, abandoned
because of a terrible thing you did to your terrible owner. How are you going
to feel sitting in your cage in the Pound, people passing you by to adopt other
Neopets? You guessed it-just terrible.
However, there is a way past all this. Your stats can be increased, there are
people who like some of the less wanted species, and you can always have a nickname
instead of the name you have. As to your personality, your new owner can change
all that by some good discipline. Eventually, you are going to be adopted, and
your life won't be so terrible anymore.
Yes, we all have always known that the Adoption side of the Pound is a good
thing. However, this good thing came from the Abandoning side of the Pound,
and we wouldn't need adoption if we didn't have this side of the Pound.
Day after day, people abandon their Neopets, sometimes with tears, and sometimes
with a "goodbye and good riddance" kind of attitude. "With tears?" you may ask.
Yes. With tears.
For example, say you were moving away and you knew you would never have time
for Neopets, even just to put your pets in the Neolodge every few weeks, and
you couldn't bear to starve them. You know you have to write that horrible e-mail
to the Neopets Team to tell them you have to remove your account, but you don't
want to send your pets hurtling through an endless Internet black hole. You
want to know your pets go to other homes so they can be happy. You have to abandon
Then, there are the cruel type who abandon their pets just so they can get
a limited edition pet or just to be cruel. Goodbye and good riddance.
Look at this from the point-of-view of a pet. Many well-treated pets dread
being abandoned. They are just too happy with their current owner. They couldn't
bear going away. However, think of a mistreated pet who is always hungry and
bored and homeless and whose owner is mean. Despite their forced, pseudo-smiles
when they are finally given a toy, is it possible they want to be abandoned
so they can start a happier life? Absolutely!
The part of the ideal Neopia that this article wants to make noticed is that
yes, adoption is good for most pets unless they get a neglectful owner, but
abandoning isn't always bad. Sometimes it is needed and wanted by the owner
or pet, sometimes it is wanted by the owner or pet, but it isn't always cruel
and awful. The ideal Neopia's citizens would only abandon pets unless it is
absolutely necessary or if they truly feel that their pets are unhappy with
Your step to take is to adopt a pet, if you can, or at least take one in for
a while to keep it happy. I would suggest also that you not abandon any pet
this week unless it is totally needful. Help make Neopia a happier place for