The puppies, which are sold at designer breed prices, are abused, neglected, and, due to their lack of proper veterinary care, plagued with health problems. Some of the effects of improper breeding in puppy mills can include epilepsy, heart disease, lung disease, musculoskeletal disorders, endocrine disorders, blood disorders, deafness, eye problems, and respiratory problems later on in life as an adult. In fact, puppies will only develop these symptoms later on in life. As puppies, they will arrive at pet stores, or in homes, with Giardia (a parasite that causes diarrhea), Parvovirus (A highly contagious viral disease that is life threatening), distemper (A viral disease in dogs that causes a fever and coughing), upper respiratory infections, Pneumonia. Mange (parasitic mites on a dog’s skin), fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites, heartworm, and chronic diarrhea. Furthermore, puppies only have about six weeks to accommodate to their wire mesh cages before they are dragged away from their mothers and shipped off to pet stores at the age of six weeks. On their long and tiring journey without proper nourishment or accommodations, puppies develop fears that they should have gotten over as pups with attention, love, and care. When the puppies finally arrive in the pet store, they are afraid of human contact, can be aggressive, and suffer from fear and
The American Kennel Club, or AKC, is one of the leading kennel clubs of the world, which has caused them to be very vocal within this debate. Throughout the years the AKC has come out multiple times saying they do not condone inhumane breeding practices and that they are strongly against such practices. They have fired back at those who say kennel clubs reward inhumane breeding habits in dog shows, which opponents claim is based on looks, with a statement in The Washington Post after the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. They stated that one of their main missions during a dog show is to find superior quality dogs that will create a new generation of healthy purebreds (“Defending Purebred Dogs”). This reassurance calms some of those who fear
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., Mand most importantly, they never get love and affection. Some of them do not even know what love is and how it feels to have a owner that would do anything for their dog.
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.
This demonstrates that pets are just like us, and when they are not in their natural habitat or home they can not learn new things and will not be able to experience the real animal life. Would you like to sit in a small cage for long periods of time, and not be able to do anything? Another example of why schools should not have class pets is in the article of “Pass On the Classroom Pet” it says, “Busy, noisy classrooms can be stressful, and small animals can be very adept at hiding symptoms of illness or injury (a lifesaving attribute when trying to avoid predators in the wild, but less
Who the hell goes through years of school, and then one day decides to pursue a career at a local puppy mill? After years of experiencing the romanticizing of puppies and dogs, people choose to work in a place that breeds and poorly raises such a multitude of dogs that thousands end up homeless, disabled, or dead. Puppy mills shouldn't even exist. These mills are basically the Cruella Deville of the real world. They should be outlawed. No amount of money could ever compensate for the imprisonment and neglect of innocent animals when there are already fully inhabited shelters everywhere.
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
Dogs help people in many different ways. There’s the service dog, the most common type of helping dog. They help people with all types of disabilities. There’s physical disabilities like physical impairments, blindness, deafness, or hearing impairments. They also help people with mental illnesses such as PTSD, depression,
Dogs are very special creatures with special abilities, we see this in law enforcement through their K9 units and also with therapeutic dogs for those in need. Throughout American history, we have believed that dogs are man’s best friend and vice versa. Our dogs dependent on us to care of and provide for them. Therefore we must try our best to return home safely after a night of drinking. As a dog owner, I can truly say that I believe in this phrase with all my heart. For as long as I can remember I have always had a dog to play with, whether it was to feed unwanted food to, play outside all day with, or to turn to for comfort when I needed it. They are there as a support system and are also always happy to see you when you come home. This
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.
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to consider adopting a pet from a shelter instead of buying one elsewhere.
The dog owners of Muscatine, Iowa would largely benefit from the city building a dog park. However, concerned city residents worry that building a dog park will disrupt the peace in the city and be too costly for taxpayers to fund. All residents of the city should be aware of the crucial benefits the dog park would provide to the canines living in Muscatine.
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,
Imagine coming home after a tough day and being greeted at the door by your furry four-legged friend wrapping itself around your legs with a smile from ear to ear. There is no doubt that pets bring about bundles of joy, but dogs also provide stress relief, motivation to get active, lessons on responsibility, as well as another reason to smile on a daily basis. We all want the best for our kids; it is obvious that owning a dog has never-ending positive impacts on a child’s life. Owning a dog reduces stress, teaches responsibility, encourages exercise, and provides unconditional love to our beloved children.
Shelters currently hold pets beyond their originally designed capacity. Pets get dropped off or picked up off the streets for so many reasons. Animals get taken to, or not taken from shelters because they are either strays, victims of abuse, present behavioral issues, left behind due to family moving, abandon from different family experiences, not bought from overpricing, or the family had no time for it. All of which result in psychological effects of trust issues, loneliness, feeling unloved, anxiety, and