Sunday, November 15, 2009

Take a Stand!

It is time for all of us to take a stand on the homeless problem of our pets. Only one in ten dogs ever lives in a forever home. That means 9 out of 10 dogs are currently homeless. The statistics for cats are much worse. We are breeding dogs for profit without considering these awful consequences. Consider that taxpayer's money is being used to house these stray dogs and cats in town and county shelters all over the country. These animals are found on the streets or turned in by owners because they don't care about them anymore or can no longer care for them. Most are euthanized due to lack of homes. Consider this: imagine one of your pets that you love so dearly left in a shelter, scared, lonely, wondering where his family is and why they left him there. While your dog is at the shelter he is confined to a kennel, housed with one, two or three other dogs, with the potential of getting attacked by one of them. He is hoping day after day that his family will come back, and after losing that hope, he gets desperate for someone to save him. Over time, your dog becomes ill with respiratory infections, kennel cough, possible injury from other dogs and runs the risk of contracting deadly diseases such as Parvo and Distemper.

Please, it's time to take a stand. DO NOT purchase a dog from a pet store or breeder.

Adopt from your local shelter or rescue group.


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