Those crowded conditions aren't even the only concern hurting the precious pooches of our world. PETA notes that unmonitored genetic defects and personality disorders are passed on through generations, as well. It is extremely difficult to evaluate the personality and general behavior of every puppy in a mill. Defects are commonly unnoticed until after the puppies have already been purchased, become pets, and maybe aged a little. People buy the dogs from pet stores or markets, without knowing the dog may never warm up to their owner, or other people and pets. This is in-large due to isolation from interaction with humans. PETA states that "Dogs who are kept in small cages without exercise, love, or human contact tend to develop undesirable behavior and may bark excessively or become destructive and unsociable." It's also likely that due to fear and inexperience with humans, any puppy coming from a mill could be harder to train, therefore becoming more feasible to abandonment by his or her
Some believe that breeders only see the animals they produce as a quick buck, but many breeders are quick to reassure others that these animals mean a lot to them. Stephanie Poot says, “We are responsible for these animals. We bring them into this world like our children and are responsible for them until they leave this world” (Poot). This strong statement sticks out to some people as a true testament to the bond that breeders have with their animals. Some breeders will even interview possible owners before giving up their puppy to a new home (Dibert). This is another indicator of the bonds breeders have with their animals. The careful deliberation of making sure their animals end up in a loving home is also surprising to many. There are even some breeders who will go to the extent of having contracts with owners that make sure if the owners can no longer take care of the dog that they will bring it back to the breeder. Breeders also like to point out that being a breeder is not cheap. There are a lot of dogs to feed and take care of and even thought they are selling puppies by the end of the year they are only making a small profit (Dibert). Many breeders believe that what they do is what some would call a labor of love. The total amount it costs to take care of so many dogs would shock many. For some that alone shows how much work breeders put into keeping their dogs
You can get a dog that looks exactly like every other golden retriever or you can get a woodle (wheaten terrier and poodle mix) or a cockapoo (cocker spaniel and poodle mix) or over one hundred other beautiful mixes. Mixed bred dogs have unique personalities since they are not specifically bred for a certain personality. Mixed bred dog’s personalities can develop over time. If you adopted a mixed breed dog as a puppy, you get the joys of watching his or her personality develop and grow. When my family adopted our sweet dog, we watched his personality develop even though he was not a puppy. I have also never seen another dog that looks identical to my family’s dog. Mutts are special, although all dogs have personalities, mutts show you that dogs can have their own personality; they vividly show you that they can feel emotions and that they understand. While with purebreds you can choose what your dog will look and act like, a mixed breed will have different and new
Once an animal is bought at an animal shelter, they money from you goes straight to the original puppy mill without you knowing. When an animal shelter doesn?t have enough room for all of their animals, they turn to putting them down or letting them free. In often times, no kill shelters are the ones who let these poor animals go. (Vanden Brook)
Puppy mills areis toxic to everyone around them because they continuously breed sick puppies. Dogs are being forced to reproduce until they can no longer give birth. Their puppies then end up being sick and only last about nine9 days or less. These reasons are why puppy mills needs to come to an end.
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
Central Idea: Adopting an animal from the shelter has many benefits for not only you but also for animals.
Dogs have long been known to make great companions. I have heard from many people who own a dog that a dog is capable of boosting your mood and your health. But is it true? I didn’t know if it was all true until my sister surprised us with two tiny dogs. After having our dogs for several months I noticed it does change our lives in many ways. For me, my dogs changed it by showing me how to care for them. They also taught me how to understand them and how to love them even when they’re annoying and clingy. Having a dog teaches us patience, commitment, and selflessness. Caring for a dog takes a lot of responsibility and commitment. We also learn to be less focused on ourselves and be more patient, as pets can sometimes test our patience. Owning a dog can actually have a special impact in our lives.
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
Review of Main Points: You will save money while still obtaining a new companion who has probably never ever known how it feels to have a home and to be loved. Also, by adopting from the Humane Society or animal shelter, you are not supporting the puppy mill industry or other cruel facilities in any way.
It's cheaper, the shelter wants you to buy the animal so things like microchips, vaccines, and spay/neuter fees are all up to 50% less. Plus shelters are brimming with happiness so your new dog or cat
Some people assume that just because animals cannot speak that they cannot feel pain. It is not okay to torture living beings that have their own thoughts and breathe the exact same air us humans breathe. It is unjust and selfish to stand by and take no action while everyday hundreds if not thousands of innocent animals die without reason. No matter how much fur or how many limbs the creature has; it should be treated as equal as a person. A heart beat is a heartbeat regardless of the body it’s in.
Have you ever wondered how much atrocious animal treatments are occurring around the world? The average number of animal abuse cases reported in the media each year is 1,920 according to a study conducted this year by Statistic Brain Research Institute. Moreover, a lot of animals struggle around the globe because they are often beaten, neglected and hunted, which forces them to fight for survival. Helpless animals continue to be exploited by humans and are still constantly being robbed of their lives. Thus, animal cruelty is the killing, exploiting and neglecting the needs of animals that are causing extinction and nonessential suffering.
A lot of people think that zoos are good because they help repopulate, but no one thought that the only reason why we need to repopulate some species, was because of poaching and hunting. If people never had poaching and hunting, most animals are capable out there in the wild. On the other hand, Zoos have research programs that help expand our knowledge about animals, especially the endangered species. The information gained by these programs can help protect and treat the species in the wild, as well as determine what effects if any climate change may have on the regions needed for the species to flourish. Many zoos also have breeding programs for all kinds of species, endangered or not, and learn even more about the species during the breeding, and rearing process. Zoos play a role in educating people about animals and play an important part in animal conservation. While much information on animals is available through printed materials and the Internet, it's way much better being near them seeing what they actually are. Many people lack the means to travel to the native habitats of most animals, however, zoos bring animals from many different climates and locations together in one place. For many people as well, the experience of being close to these animals has more impact than simply reading about them. This experience often gives them sympathy for animals that they may
Visualize cracking open the door to your local animal shelter. At first, you hear the howling of dogs, and maybe hissing from cats. Once you walk in, you notice an array of behaviors exhibited by these animals. Several bounce around joyfully and wag their tails. Others stay nestled in the corner, fearful. Row after row of animals sit in cages. The line may seem endless. Why do so many animals end up in shelters, and how is it affecting the lives of these animals that prevents most of them from being adopted?