Title says it all, folks. If you buy a pet from a breeder or Pet Store, you're essentially dooming a shelter pet. There are literally hundreds of thousands of great pets just waiting to go home with you.
Pets like Sasha, who have been abandoned after giving the best years of their life to someone who they loved and trusted. She died, scared and alone, waiting for someone to save her.
I had to toss her body into the incinerator, and then shovel her bones into a bag so she could be thrown out like so much garbage.
RIP Sasha. I only knew you for a day, but I loved you, and I will never forget you.