Overpopulation in animal shelters has become a big crisis that lots of shelters are seeking help. Spray /Neuter can help decrease overpopulation in shelters and help the health of animals. Adopting is a key to not having to put down animals and helps decrease overpopulated shelters. To get a handle of this crisis people need understand why this is happening.
Persuasive Essay- Spaying and Neutering Pets Nowadays most people with pets know what spaying and neutering is, it is a term used to to describe the surgical sterilization of an animal, spaying for females and neutering for males. There is some controversy that goes with this topic . However, It is my belief that spaying or neutering your pet is the best decision for both the animal and the community. Spaying and neutering has many benefits for the animals health.
Sometimes the veterinarian may place a band on the dog’s tail preventing blood flow to the distal end, after three days, the tail will then die and fall off. With tail docking there is also secondary health risks that may occur such as nerve growths, scar tissue and infections, hemorrhage and even death. Most advocates of these try to downplay the amount of pain these animals experience. Anatomically all animals including dogs have neurotransmitters in their nervous system and are well aware of the pain they endure.
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
Some evidence of this is how Karen states that “I don’t know what I would have done without the cats”.(The Last Meow). While they make a good case there is no reason why an animal should cost you much money and it’s only for a few months of pain to the animal. The humane thing to do would be to just put the animal down. For example “ Is the agony of chemotherapy worth an extra six months of life to a daschund? (The Last Meow)
In the article, “The Last Meow,” by Burkhard Bilger argues that people are spending a lot of money on their pets rather than spending it the right way. It is estimated Americans spend billions of dollars a year on veterinary care. Bilger believes our love affair with our pets and spending on animal has gotten out of control . American spend nearly three times as much as federal government spends on welfare grants. Although pet care is very important , I agree with Bilger that this has gotten out of control because pet owner spent humorous amount of money for their pet unnecessary things, pet owners are giving the life and luxury to their pets and many pets do not get the services some pet’s get.
, 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. Whenever the sick dogs breed they pass on that sickness to their puppies. Once their puppies get sick they only last about nine9 to ten10 days and then their sickness will cause them to die off.
What most people don't know is that there are animal rescue groups for every single purebred dog. These dogs came from puppy mills or owner surrenders and are given second chances. So if you need that perfect dog. At the very least adopt one. Of course, all dogs need homes, but 225,000 dogs die every day (DoSmething.org) and without the help of ending puppy mills and breeding, that number will never
Attention Getter: Imagine living on the streets, constantly looking for your next meal and never knowing the feeling of companionship. This is the life of stray animals. Credibility Statement: No one really knows how many stray animals roam the streets, but it is predicted that there are more than 70 million stray cats in the United States alone. Central Idea (Proposition): By adopting pets from the American Humane Society or other rescue shelters, we can reduce the amount of stray animals on the streets.
Abstract Human life is precious, then how about animals? Ending human life is considered as unethical and this is against the law. However, this does not apply to animals. Even though most families treat their animals as part of their family members, animal euthanasia is still a controversial issue nowadays. Millions of dogs are euthanized in each year and several methods are used by the veterinarian to put the animal to death.
Adopting an animal from the shelter has many benefits for not only you but also for animals. INTRODUCTION I. (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.
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.
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.