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Q: For Shelter Workers, What are the words or phrases you most hate to hear at your shelter?

March 5, 2009 | By Joanne S. | 20 answers | Expired: 1835 days ago

For Shelter Workers, What are the words or phrases you most hate to hear at your shelter?

My biggest pet peeve from a visitor is "I have to 'get rid of him/her' ". They talk like they are getting rid of a worn our pair of shoes rather than a beloved friend. I HATE that phrase. What makes you angry?

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Meg S.
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Mar 06, 2009

The phrases Kill and No Kill......it creates divisiveness within our profession and confusion for the public.

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Linda H.
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Mar 05, 2009

One that irritates me is, "I'm moving into an apartment that doesn't allow pets." Hmmmmm...seems to me that maybe they should keep looking.

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Ann U.
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Mar 05, 2009

I hate that phrase too! "Get rid of" sounds so final. Another one of my pet peeves is the people that bring a pet in because they're moving and can't take the pet. But then you keep seeing their very distinctive vehicle all over town. Moving - yeah right! The people that bring pets in and are honest that they can no longer keep the pets due to the economy break my heart.

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