My Dog

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Global Issue

   A global issue around the world is animal shelters. Animal Shelters around the world put healthy dogs down and in horrible environments like metal cages with barley any food and water (almost abuse) to make space for other dogs who will later be put down with shots and Euthanasia. Animal shelters find animals on the streets and take them in for a couple weeks not even putting up signs if the dog has a home and owner, not even caring about the actual animal. And the worst thing is that if the dog doesn't get adopted, they think the dog is not wanted, but, truly every dog has a home.

   When shelter puts down a dog they use shots with Euthanasia and a long tube attached. Not all animal shelters are the same. Fortunate homeless and unwanted animals end up in the hundreds of open-admission animal shelters that are staffed by professional, caring people. At these facilities, frightened animals are reassured, sick and injured animals receive treatment or an end to their suffering, and the animals’ living quarters are kept clean and dry but, with no bed or toys. Workers at these facilities never turn away needy animals and give careful consideration to each animal’s special emotional and physical needs.To be able to offea condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble to every animal in need, open-admission shelters must euthanize unadopted and unadoptable animals. The alternative—turning them away—is cruel and leaves the animals in grave danger.

    Many less fortunate lost or abandoned animals end up in pitiful shelters that are nothing more than shacks without walls or other protection from the elements, where animals are often left to die from exposure, disease, or fights with other animals. About 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 13 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. So-called “no-kill” or “turn-away” shelters, which are supported by supposed animal rights activist Nathan Winograd, have the luxury of not euthanizing animals because they turn away needy ones whom they deem unadoptable. Many keep waiting lists, which compromise animals’ safety by leaving them in situations in which they are clearly unwanted. Where do these unwanted animals go?  The lucky ones will be taken to clean open-admission facilities that have responsible policies about euthanasia and adoption. But many animals who are refused by turn-away facilities are dumped on the road, in the woods, in the yard of the local “cat lady” (also called a “hoarder“), or in the custody of any other having or showing no moral principles; meaning not an  honest or fair person. Some don’t even make it out of the animal shelter’s parking lot because they are so small. In June 2005, for example, a Pennsylvania man who tried to surrender his dog to a no-kill shelter was told that he would have to make an appointment to return two weeks later when the facility might have room. The man grabbed his dog, got in his pickup truck, and left. At the next intersection, he threw the dog out of the truck and ran over him, crushing the dog beneath his tires. Shelter workers, who wouldn’t help the dog before he died, collected the dog’s remains. Did you know that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year? Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats). Another fact is that 8-12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year and almost 5-9 million are euthanized (60% of dogs and 70% of cats). Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control.

  You can help stop the overpopulation crisis that leads to extremely crowded animal shelters. Sign PETA’s pledge to end animal homelessnessalways have your animal companions spayed or neutered (which can make your animal live longer), and never buy an animal from a breeder or small brand pet shopPlease do not allow your companion animal to be needlessly euthanized during times of crises. Take the suitable or proper approach in the circumstances to ensure that he or she is well taken care of even after your divorce or death.

Other websites including this topic
   ASPCA and Humane Society