As I mentioned in an earlier post, we live in a county without weekly garbage pickup. In lieu of pickup, the county provides us with dumpsters at various places throughout the county. And after moving here, I was horrified to learn how some people use these dumpsters. They abandon their pets there! We have the Humane Society in the city and the animal shelter in the county; both places allow drop offs of animals that can no longer be cared for by their owners. Why someone would desert their pet at a roadside dumpster where they may wander into oncoming traffic or starve to death rather than drop them off at a safe shelter is beyond me. I hate those people. At one time, we allowed the county to place a dumpster on our property but removed it due to abuse by residents - dumping trash on the ground; using it for non-household rubbish; dumping deer carcasses behind it; etc. Prior to the removal, we inherited 3 animals that must have been dumped there - a hunting dog who doesn't hunt well; a kitten; and a mother cat with her litter (we found homes for her babies). We know the mother cat had been a pet because she was wearing a pink collar. Since we eliminated the dumpster, we haven't seen any stray animals. In my first post on litter, I mentioned my belief in various circles of hell - I believe one of the worst is reserved for the people who treat their animals as trash.