For many people, their pets are part of their family. Pet owners will do whatever they need to give their animal a healthy, happy life.
A 23-year-old woman was saving money to take care of lingering health issues dog suffered from after being hit by a car previously. But her 25-year-old boyfriend decided to use the money for something else.
So she turned to the Relationship Advice subReddit for help.
Redditor ThrowRA_escapehere posted:
"My boyfriend used the dog's savings for a computer."
The Original Poster (OP) explained:
"I know the title is a little odd but it was the best way I could summarize what he's done."
"I have an 11-year old senior German Shepard. He was hit by a car in 2018 and we went through a very difficult recovery process."
"He had seizures, urine issues, constant fear of anything going fast near him like I couldn't throw a ball anymore. We had another puppy but our senior was so stressed we had to rehome her."
"You would have sworn he was displaying abused behavior but he was just scared."
"He's moved past all of that and I'm so proud of him. The vet prescribed zoniamide for his seizures and so far he's been recovering well."
"We were discussing ways to improve his 'mobility'. Its like a walking cane, but for dogs, and it has sensory objects on the end to prevent him from bumping into furniture."
"We tested it in the office and his mood improved instantly but at that time I couldn't afford more treatment for him so I opted to come back."
"I met D earlier this year while walking him."
"He's known since day 1 that my dog requires special treatment and I would absolutely provide it. Everything went well and he wasn't controlling or abusive."
"Everything just 'clicked' but its my fault because I was too comfortable. We were talking about finances and I told him about my debt and the money I was saving up for my dog."
"After paying off the debt from his previous treatments I didn't want to open another card so I started saving cash in a little fireproof chest. He stole it."
"Yesterday, I went to his place and I noticed he has a new setup. I was asking him where he got the money from and we fought and he said 'he's half dead anyway, you need to let go'."
"He's not even close to dying. He's a little older but he's nowhere near dying age."
"We go to the veterinarian regularly and everything checks out as well as it can be given his circumstances. No one has ever mentioned death, we've only been looking at the future and improvements."
"I'm so upset, what do I do?"
"We're both students. I don't want to call the police and ruin his future but that was for my baby to get what he needed so he can walk around my home comfortably."
Redditors were appalled at her boyfriend's behavior and attitude.
"You need to get out of the relationship immediately and call the cops right now. That guy STOLE money from you."
"That guy doesn't care about your feelings or your dog at all. He stole money he knew you needed to treat your baby."
"He has no empathy and no morality. That could get super dangerous for you in the future if you stay with him."
"I get that you don't want to destroy his future but he obviously didn't care about your or your dogs future. He destroyed it himself."
"So please call the cops and get help. This is about your money, your dog and your safety." ~ drunken-pegasus
"He stole money, he got a new computer, and if he doesn't get the police telling him he's fucked, he'll calculate carefully that all things will be fine again in a few months when 'she's over it'."
"You cannot ruin the future of someone who stole, they ruined it themselves. By stealing."
"But the thief ruined your future by being a-okay with you losing your pet earlier or getting into debt." ~ ChristieFox
"On first reading I was thinking ok, maybe you were living together & he was resentful that you were hiding money from him, but he's literally come into YOUR house, stolen YOUR money & gone & bought HIMSELF a new computer??"
"He doesn't give a flying f'k about anyone except himself, throw him away & call the police." ~ feralhog3050
The OP returned to update people on her decision.
"I'm on the non-emergency [police] line right now. They're going to send an officer out and I'll update when everything is done."
"I'm too old to cry, but I really didn't want to escalate things or hurt anyone. I really trusted him."
Redditors supported her decision completely.
"No ones ever too old to cry. You got betrayed by someone you trusted and loved. That's rough."
"You are taking the correct action by reporting the theft to the police. I do suggest that if they ask you about pressing charges that you say yes."
"He deserves it. This is straight up criminal theft. It was your money. He stole it."
"He deserves to face criminal charges." ~ Killzillah