Essay On Pet Abandonment

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Pet Abandonment
What is pet abandonment? It is when people decide that they don’t want their pet anymore, so they just dump it off somewhere to die instead of doing the right thing and taking it to a shelter. Did you know that someone literally put six emaciated puppies in a closed box with a sign that said: “Shoot Me,”? Because that is an example of pet abandonment. Is skipping that ten-minute drive to the shelter really worth putting a pet in that bad of a situation? These animals are starving, dehydrated, lonely, and sometimes even injured or hunted by another animal that wants to eat them.
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That’s only 10% of dogs living a good life! Animals on the streets outnumber ours 5 to 1, which means that there are five times the amount of pets on the street than there are people, and there are 100 million people on the streets. Many of these pets were just not kept inside and given enough affection though. When these animals get onto the streets though, less than 2% of cats and 15% to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners. 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.
As you can see, way too many pets are being abandoned, and being put into a danger they can’t deal with, not to mention their sorrow for not being with their owner anymore. Once again, was that ten-minute drive to the shelter really not worth
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