Millions of lives just as innocent as the most generous child; Trapped in the barriers we know as cages, that they know as Hell; Too many lives for humanity to just be a bystander. Each and every day is filled with a million moments and opportunities for us to take a stand and make a change. Animal shelters around the world are constantly filling with new animals; it is simply too much for the small amounts of staff on their own to make sure every animal gets the love they deserve, as well as making sure the shelter is kept tidy and operating. Animal shelters need us, young and old, even if only for an hour. That small span of time can make the world for them; volunteering assures that animals will get daily love, lowers full-time staff stress, …show more content…
They are unlikely to be adopted, unlikely to be loved. Forced to just sit and wait for a lifetime, a cough announcing their death, a whimper calling their descent into despair. This is the unfortunate truth for shelters; shelter animals did not choose this life, so why should we make them live it? There is a common saying a quote first voiced by Karen Davison that fits the situation beautifully, “Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” One does not even have to adopt to change the world for an animal, doing a simple task, as simple of one as taking a dog outside and walking it; that will make all the difference. According to TheDodo, out of the 7.6 million pets dropped off at a shelter per year, only 2.7 million get adopted. Amy Klein, a frequent visitor of L.A. shelters, comments that often enough, there are not enough volunteers to even take the dogs out to kennels for a mere 20 minutes, also adding that many dogs never get to go outside. This is why me absolutely must take a stand, if nothing else, a person can offer an hour of time to make sure that some animal somewhere feels loved and gets to see the sun, even if just once. That is what volunteers do; volunteers
Matthew Bershadker claims in his article, “How to Fight a Puppy Mill,” that we can end the mass production of puppies by taking the “No Pet Store Puppies” pledge and confronting the government about possible bills regarding animal sales. Bershadker is the President & CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Even though Bershadker does explain the growth in governmental help related to the end of puppy mills, he does not elaborate on the ways in which an ordinary individual can be active in the protest. The race to end puppy mills is important since they are locations where dogs are breed continuously to supply pet stores with puppies and are harmful, both physically and mentally, to the dogs that are housed
Spraying down the walls of the cement kennel, I thought about what might happen to all these wonderful dogs. My newfound buddy Francis, an adorable brindle Pitbull mix, licked my fingers through the steel bars of the next pen. He was a beautiful dog, with excellent confirmation and liquid brown eyes, but his dark color and breed gave him little chance at a forever family. Most of the dogs at Harvest Hills Animal shelter are loving Pit bulls or Pit bull mixes. Thankfully, this is a no-kill establishment but even with the hard work of all these dedicated volunteers thousands of Pit bulls get euthanized every day nationally because of the reputation the breed has become known for.
When the dogs are having a rough time the team goes out and rescues them, to give them second chances. Once they are all set with their health, then they are all set to be put up for adoption and hopefully the dogs will finally have a good home and a second chance in life. The rehabilitation and placement center is called Villalobos Rescue Center and that’s where the dogs live until they are better and this is where the parolee’s work. But the rehabilitation is mainly for the pitbulls and parolees. To add on to the fact Tia also gives second chances to the parolee’s too.
“These dogs, are just like our brothers… and we owe it to them,” says Staff SGT. Julian McDonald from his video entitled “Soldier Adopts Dog that Saved His Life.” Like Julian explained, most dogs are not vicious, ignorant animals that are senseless to the people around them. They are so, so much more. Not only do they love you like they are your own child, but they protect you like a guardian angel, even if it puts their life at risk.
Poor behavior from dogs being lonely and/or not getting enough exercise is a prominent reason for owners surrendering their dogs to shelters. In 2013, a study was executed that showed that 65% of owners who left their dogs at shelters said it was because of their dog 's bad
Did you know that there are approximately “387,000 service dogs being used in the U.S as of today” according to an article (servicedogcentral.com).Dogs often are the main source of therapy for humans, Dogs are loyal and they often feel empathy dogs are the perfect consunler just less talkative and a little bit hairier. Dogs not only provide therapy , but they also protect and serve. I strongly believe that having a dog in your life can promote a happier and healthier life. Having a dog will protect you in more ways than one, when its comes to service dogs they guide the blind and aid the disabled but dogs are used for much much more, not only are they used for forms of therapy they are also used to promote public goods, dogs can be used for the police force and also used for firefighters, even for military. Dogs have great noses which makes them a great candidate for search and rescue and also to protect U.S borders.
When other dogs get to play outside, they get to look at the dirt in the bottom of their cages hoping one day they could escape this awful place. UBut unfortunately, most of the dogsm do not get to escape. Nine9 out of ten10 times the female dog will get sick from the lack of care. They never get their shots that are needed. Wwhenever they are sick and need help, they never get special care from a vet to see if everything is okay.
Service animals play a great role in keeping people alive and well, here are two examples of this. This story is about a man who has a bipolar disorder with psychotic tendencies, he depends on a parrot who whenever he gets in the mindset of something not true the parrot will say “I'm here calm down. I'm here” and will say that till he calms down. Then there is another
Most of the time, these poor souls have already been neglected and abused. By giving them a loving home, I help them trust people and other dogs again. Sometimes I see a dog get returned in less than 48 hours. Some of the excuses are: the dog is no longer potty trained, separation anxiety, he tried to bite me. These are all legitimate reasons to return a dog.
Dogs should be placed in a life jacket whenever they are going to be in water or around any water source, like ponds, beaches, and pools. By putting a life jacket on your dog, you will know he/she won’t drown. A life jacket for a dog come in a large variety of sizes, from XXS to XXL. An XS jacket is designed to fit small dogs like Pekingese, toy poodles, Bichon, and Silky, which all fit in a range of 7-15 pounds in weight. If you have a smaller dog, like Chihuahuas, Yorkshires, and Pomeranians, you will want to purchase an XXS jacket.
For generations, the staggering health conditions and environmental defects of factory farming have been unacknowledged by the general public. Recently people of all ages are becoming self-aware that their actions involving the animal husbandry branch can have an effect on their health. One may believe that in order for humans to have a balanced nutritional diet, they must consume meat for the protein that plants simply can’t provide. On the contrary, herbs contain the same (if not more) sustenance than flesh, and won’t lead you to disease. Many are convinced that if one were to eat free-range organisms than the animals live a longer, more fulfilled life, this is, in fact, a myth.
You walk into the most popular zoo in your state. You’re fascinated by all the variety of animals from opposite habitats that can all live in one place without problems. Then you start to notice how different their behavior is from when you learned about animals in school. You find it odd. Zoos have been around for a long time.
Imagine, being taken away from your family, and thrown into a cold, steel, cage. Luckily, people don’t have to worry about that, but all wild animals do. This is what zoo’s do. They carelessly take an animal from their habitat and family, against their will, and take them to an unfamiliar place where you get starved to be trained and stared at. Zoos lie to us, and we don’t even realize it.