Thursday, June 23, 2011

Euthanasia in animal shelters - whose fault is it? - National Dog Rescue | Examiner.com

This is one of the best articles I've ever read on the growing problem of euthanasia in shelters. It is a must read, but be warned, if you are a true animal lover, it will break your heart. Pets are being given up for "adoption" at alarming rates. The shelters can't keep up. They don't have enough money, enough staff, enough space. They have lots of compassion but the real, cruel world says, "make room for more." Bringing a pet into your home has to be a very serious and permanent decision. Pets are not temporary beings that can simply be tossed aside when we no longer have the time, the interest, the money, whatever. The excuses people make for giving up their pets would simply drive me crazy. And, I can't even imagine the terror felt by a once loved pet, now in prison, surrounded by people and other pets that are unfamiliar to them. No wonder they don't "show well" in their pens.

Let's promote responsible pet ownership, including the spay and neutering of all pets. If you want to see the miracle of birth - I'm sure there's a video on YouTube. We don't need more unwanted puppies and kittens in this world.

Euthanasia in animal shelters - whose fault is it? - National Dog Rescue | Examiner.com

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