It seems to be that small rural towns are the hot animal drop-off spots for people who don't want to take care of their pets anymore. Dogs and cats of all ages get dropped off on busy roads, in boxes without food or water, or pretty much anywhere that's convenient for the person. Sometimes these animals come from wonderful homes where they were loved and taken care of, but for some reason had to be given up. These animals can go through depression so severe that they won't eat, become violent towards other animals, and want to die. In some situations animals are so badly beaten, deglected, or malnurissed to near death.