1). The millions of dogs and cats that are euthanized each year in animal shelters is caused by there not being enough responsible owners for them (“Pet” par. 2). There are many things that can be done to help prevent pet overpopulation. First of all, pet owners should always spay and neuter their pets. This obviously helps keep the numbers down because there are less kittens being born. Secondly, nonprofit rescue groups and shelters are the best place you can adopt your pet. In many shelters not finding a home quickly enough can lead to their euthanization, and them never getting a chance at a happy life. Thirdly, pet owners should consider all of the consequence and responsibilities that come with making a lifetime commitment to their pet. If you get a pet you need to consider every detail that comes with owning said pet. Lastly, teaching people like family, friends, and co-workers about the importance of spaying and neutering can help other pet owners make the best decisions for their pets as well (“Pet” par. 5). The veterinary profession is encouraged to assist, however and whenever they possibly can to help in reducing the number of pets by the American Humane Association. They help in controlling the pet
Moreover, Motopaws Website also saw the difficulty occurring throughout the world about stray dogs and roadkill that have become a problem so they created retro reflective collars for dogs to proscribe or reduce the number of stray dogs and roadkill. “At Motopaws, our mission is to make the streets safer for dogs as well as us, people and our vision is to eventually eradicate the issue of dog road kills and other such accidents caused by their low visibility. The Motopaws collar we make is coated with reflective fabric in order to make the wearer dog visible to us from a distance not only in the dark of the night, but also in broad daylight. The collar, harmless in nature is today worn by thousands of our street dogs situated in more than 20 cities around the country.”(Motopaws Website). This is a keen solution since there is no impairment being done to anyone or anything. Not only that, but the number of dog mortalities will go down drastically!
Imagine a dog, sitting on the sidewalk with no owner, no leash, no collar. That could be an abandoned dog. Pet abandonment is a serious issue. And now, the amount of animals that are abandoned or abused, are higher than ever. “Around 4 million dogs are abandoned every year in the USA alone” Says animal-rights-action.com, “In the UK the number of dogs abandoned is estimated to be as high as 130,000 a year, which has hit an eleven year high. Approximately one adoptable, healthy dog or puppy every hour, (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) is put to death in the UK due to not finding a home”… “Pet abandonment statistics world wide are thought to be around six hundred million every year and many countries have extremely cruel animal overpopulation controls.” In this essay, i will explain what could happen and what we could do to help.
How many of you have ever bought a puppy from a pet store? Today I will tell you about how giving your money to pet stores benefits puppy mills. First by telling you what goes on in one, second by informing you on how they make profit off of you even when you don?t know it, and lastly how to avoid a mistreated dog or puppy for your family. Puppy mills scam you and make money off of you without you even knowing it. Iowa alone has some of the biggest and most puppy mills in the United States. (Peters) An Estimated 150,000 dogs and puppies are purchased through puppy mills each year, while there is only around 15,000 puppy mills in the U.S. (Theobald) Although it is not hard to become a licensed dog breeder, many people still fail at doing so and own a puppy mill instead. They do not consider these poor animals as pts, but only as money. (La Ganga)
There are roughly about 10 to 15,000 puppy mills in the United States that are taking advantage of animals just to make an extra dollar, these dogs have to live through unsanitary living conditions which can be deadly, and are being abused without taking into consideration of what it is doing to them physically.
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. Firstly, any new animals dropped off in the shelter system can skip the entire stressful process of shelter life and go right to you. Secondly, taking in that animal that needs an extra boost to understand what it is like to be in a loving home environment, something that they may not have been able to receive in the shelter, may turn an “unadoptable” pet around. Animals who have been shown this kind of love and appreciation after their hardships, I believe can make the best pets around. I have personally fostered a kitten named Twizzler and it was such a rewarding experience to both myself and to her since she is now adopted. Additionally, I got to become more involved with the community as I am now an official member of Conrad’s Strays and have even been invited to multiple fundraiser events and adoption fairs to help more animals in need. Animals help us with so many things, like calming us down when life gets tough, causing a laugh now and again; so, isn’t it time that we give back by preventing them from living on
People need to start spaying and neutering their pets pets. They need to stop because it is an overpopulation of domestic pets, and if they spay and neuter them, that would help a lot. Cats and dogs produce a good number of puppies and kittens. All of those is not going to get a home. This is why we need to spay and neuter our pets. In the Blue Ridge Humane Society, they will spay and neuter your pet for free. This is a no kill pet shelter, and they take animals that do not have a home, and takes good care of them until someone would like to adopt them. Unwanted and abused animals need help and that is when the Blue Ridge Humane Society takes care of them.
Unfortunately, there are cats and dogs in Phoenix that have been without a home for years. “People that are not able to continue to provide their own pets with food and a home, or have a very sick pet that they can no longer take care of, are able to bring their pets to one of our locations.” Monica and I kept our conversation going as we walked through the door of a building that looked like a Toy’s R Us store for animals. Bright pink and baby blue colored leashes decorated the wall I passed by. Dog bones, cat nip, bouncy balls, and stuffed animals teased the dogs and cats that were just a few feet away. I was finally introduced to the dogs I had been hoping to meet. Puppy breath floated around as sharp claws tickled my skin from the cats near me. Pit bulls, Chihuahuas, Shih Tzu’s, Bulldogs, and Basset Hounds were just some of the few breeds of dogs that were housed in the rows of metal cages. “Our main goal is to make sure we pair up the perfect family with their own perfect animal here to make sure we get the best relationship possible,” Monica’s Spanish accent said as we walked through the temporary homes of the animals. In order to adopt, a person would need to be 18 years or older, and would need to bring in a valid form of ID. “I would recommend to first look at the animals up for adoption on our
An unsocialized dog is much more likely to attack another dog or even human. In New York City, they started allowing dogs off-leash in dog parks and saw a dramatic decrease in dog-bites per year. Before allowing dogs off-leash they saw as many as 40,000 bites per year, and after allowing dogs this freedom, those numbers decreased to as little as 4,000. Building a dog park would also aid in keeping dogs out of shelters. Over 2 million dogs end up at U.S animal shelters every year. 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
The canines are considered as part of the family members more than as a domestic animal nowadays in most families. The bond between the animals and humans are inseparable. However, according to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), there are approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized in every year (ASPCA, 2017). This implies that animal euthanasia is a controversial issue nowadays.
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
A lack of understanding of natural dog behavior is a huge part of the dog overpopulation problem. If people had stable dogs in their homes it would be rare they would ever give them up, and when they did have to it would be much easier to find a home for a behaved dog. It is the dogs with "issues" that our pounds and shelters are full of. Most homeless dogs are not the stable dogs that have had their instincts met. The good part is it is never too late for a dog; they can change if the humans around them change. It is the humans that need the
Reaffirm Central Idea: Without the money that those facilities make from the sales of their animals, they will have no further choice but to stop their practices. The overpopulation of strays on our streets can easily be reduced if you choose the best option! Which is to adopt from your local animal shelter!
In my community, there is a real big problem with the amount of stray dogs on the streets and city animal shelters are so full that there is little they can do to help. There isn’t much funding from the government for animal shelters in Puerto Rico, which makes it a little harder to clean up the streets. And not only is it dangerous to have a large amount of stray dogs in your area, but also could be harmful to the health of the people. The kill rate for the animal shelters in Puerto Rico are at 97%, which are ridiculously high but still does nothing to solve the issue. My goal is to help my community by providing the alternatives to solving the matter of the amount of stray dogs while also lowering the kill rate for those dogs that have not been properly treated or adopted.
Strays are not a random occurrence but a symptom of a bigger problem caused by the following: