(Attention) Approximately 8 million animals enter shelters every year. And, roughly 2.6 million dogs and cats are killed in U.S. shelters annually. ("Statistics", n.d.) II. (Reveal Topic) Just hearing those statistics is alarming to me, this is why I feel everyone should consider adopting not shopping for pets. III.
Why not take all the effort in producing dogs in puppy mills, and putting it into better use, like finding homes for unwanted or homeless dogs in animal shelters. Some of the most well behaved dogs come from animal shelters. Shelters take in unwanted, lost, or homeless animals off the street and find them loving homes. They are also a lot cheaper than getting a puppy from a puppy mill. Puppy mills over charge on dogs that aren’t well behaved, fixed, and a lot of them are sick animals.
"Pet Overpopulation"). Lastly, "56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized, 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered, while 78 percent of dogs and 88 percent of cats are not spayed or neutered” (PAWS. "Pet
According to Humane for Pets, every year “five in ten dogs are euthanized simply because the shelter has no one to adopt them.” With millions of animals entering the shelter each year and only a fraction of them actually getting adopted its essential that we start focusing on shelter animals and adopt don’t shop. This is just a small fragment of a bigger picture depicting the significance of adoption. When adopting a dog people need to be aware and educated about the choices that they make, ensuring that they are adopting for the right reasons. Along with that people need to think about breeders and the negative impact that surround buying from them. It’s more than just adopting a dog and being done with it.
As a pet owner, animal lover, or as a concerned adult, it is time for us to save this helpless dogs and puppy as puppy mills are extremely inhumane and need to be stopped. I have done research and read articles from animal welfare organizations to understand more about this topic. I discovered that not everyone think that puppy mill is inhumane due to the matter of profit that they can earned. Hence, my job today is to persuade those who are having this thinking that puppy mills should be put
Their best chance for their animals to survive is bringing them to a shelter or leaving them on the street. They cannot pay for food,water and necessary vet visits, special medicine, and beds/toys or just don’t feel the need to. This leads to neglect because the cost gets to be too much or the pet gets sick and starving. If you had to be in this situation, you would probably choose best for your pet you would drop it off at the shelter, but because of overpopulation, and the issue that they don’t think they have to take care of the pet there is an increasingly large amount of animals and they cannot accommodate these animals. According to the New York Times some pet owners accidently take in pets (meaning they have feelings for pets) and they end up not being able to care for these pets, and neglecting them.
There are simply too many animals being brought into this world, and not enough space or homes for them to live. As pet owners, we need to take responsibility in the way we handle this problem. We need to adopt from shelters, spay or neuter our pets and be committed to taking care of them before we get them which means feeding them correctly and not leave them outside for a long period of
That is barely any animals that get to return to their happy lives. Another sad fact is that 2.7 million dogs and cats are slaughtered every year out of the 7.6 million that enter them every year because shelters just don’t have enough room for them and there aren’t enough people to buy them? It’s true, and 25% of them are purebred. Do you know that 90% of pets at the shelter aren’t spayed or nurtured? That means that this percentage of pets are not given enough care to be happy at shelters.
Some spend their whole life in cages, never being able to walk on solid ground. According to the article “A Dog’s Life; Puppy Mills” from the infotrac newsstand, “Some breeding places hardly bare inspection and can contain up to 1,000 breeding females under one roof.” Puppies suffer from fear, anxiety, and other behavioral problems because they are separated from their littermates and mother at such a young age. The puppies are transported long distances in cramped cages causing them to suffer from debilitating conditions and diseases. The article, “A Dog’s Life; Puppy Mills,” states that when engaging in an industry that pertains to live animals and is looking to make a high profit, less money is put into the business. This means that less care is provided for the animals creating a severely inhumane environment.
Fostering animals, why should anyone do it? The short answer is that it will save lives. To expand, animal shelters all around the United States have suffered from overcrowding at one point or another in their business. When that occurs, they have two options: either turn away the new animals being dropped off at their doorstep or euthanize those who have been in the system for “too long”. When you choose to foster, you’re assisting in both traumatic issues.