Having a pet has an unexpected risk a lot of us are not prepared for. What happens if the pet runs away or just gets lost, unable to come home? What do you do then? Something similar happened on Reddit, where there’s an entire sub called AITA, or “Am I The A-Hole?” where people regale stories that ended up on a controversial or not-quite-okay note and ask the public of Reddit what they think. It’s pretty much self-explanatory.
User “kmcocats” outlined a story where he found a poster offering a reward of $500 to find a missing cat, and while walking with his wife, he came across exactly the furbaby they were looking for. It didn’t take him very long to find the cat, nor to walk it home, all in all, it took fifteen minutes. So when he got there, returned the cat, and took the reward, the family he gave them to very un-subtly called him an a-hole under their breath.
You can check the story here: Reddit
It started with a poster
The comments on it were rather interesting:
My brother’s husky ran off and after like 20 min Of tryna find her i was ready to do reward poster but somebody called my number saying they found her and they’ll bring her home. my number and address was in her collar and when they arrived i offered them money but they declined since they didnt see posters just assumed she just ran off not long ago. OP is NTA like you said why offer a reward if your not gunna pay it.
So he told the story of what happened.
It was almost no effort at all.
They further explained:
I wish I had gotten a reward when I found a Yorkie from a few streets over. It was roaming around near a busy-ish road at night on the 4th of July. I kept it in a spare room for two days (so my pets wouldn’t bother it) and bathed and fed him, and put up posters around the neighborhood. I used to have a Yorkie as a kid and know those adorable bastards are expensive. Someone else could have easily kept him or sold him for a decent amount. But I delivered him to his family instead and got barely a thank you.
He asked about the reward.
It was an affluent area.
It was rather interesting to see people’s opinions on the topic:
I had a similar situation where the owner was less than grateful! We saw a dog run across a fairly busy street, at like 9:30 at night. So we pulled over and I opened my car door and this dog just hopped right in! We drove around for about half an hour with our windows down to see if we could hear people out looking for the dog. We even went door knocking to see if anyone recognized it. Ended up taking it home over night, our dog was less than impressed. We posted on the Facebook lost and found groups and someone actually messaged me the next morning saying they heard something on the radio about a dog that sounded like this one, and gave me the phone number. So I reached out to the owner. And she asks if she can pick up her dog later that afternoon (this was like 8am). Uh, I’ve already kept your dog over night?! But I obliged. And when she came to get it, she barely said thank you and just complained about the dog. I almost didn’t want to give it back!!
A lot of people agreed that he was NTA
He’s only holding them to their own word.
There were people who were giving an alternate possibility though.
But there weren’t many of them.
What about you?
Is he TA or NTA according to you?
Tell us down in the comments!