Stop buying/breeding && HELP animals in Shelters bc most of them don’t make it out alive
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE JUST STOP >> BREEDING/buying animals && start saving the ones left and abandoned at SHELTERS >> They need your help more than you know!
After reading this ( shelter managers letter to the public is below please read) and crying my eyes out I had to do something. This hits me like a ton of bricks everytime I read it. My heart breaks more each and everytime I read or explain it to anyone willing to listen.
** WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN MAKE A CHANGE and start saving these animals and if we don’t it will only get worse && it’s REALLY REALLY bad already >> 9-11 million animals die in shelter each year.
>>>>THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE WHAT SO EVER. <<<< If i could save every animal I would!!
I couldn’t even imagine watching an animal go from healthy/happy to lifeless, sick, depressed and wondering what they did wrong. It would LEGITIMATELY KILL ME TO Watch so many animals suffer, change into aggressive and never getting the chance to be/feel loved, free, get to play again or even experience joy ever again.
IF YOU DONT ALREADY KNOW THIS YOU NEED TO >> when you chose to take on an animal you should be committed to that animal for its lifespan just like your kids you made a commitment to always take care of them>> the same rules apply to animals. Animals bond to their humans and they love you unconditionally (YOUR THEIR ENTIRE WORLD) >> THEY DONT UNDERSTAND YOU ABANDONING THEM OR YOUR EXCUSES FOR WHY THEY CANT come with you. All they feel is lost, alone, broken, depressed and left wondering what they have done wrong.
↪️PLEASE READ THE SHELTER MANAGERS LETTER BELOW and SIGN PLEASE !!
BE APART OF THE CHANGE HELP SAVE SHELTER ANIMALS OR FUND THEM SO THESE ABANDONED ANIMALS ACTUALLY HAVE A SHOT AT A LIFE with humans who actually love them and would never do such a disgusting, heartbreaking and dispicable act.
I am truly sorry I cannot save each and every one of you and that you ever have to endure something so horrible is beyond me and I will never understand EVER NO MATTER THE EXCUSE >> it’s just a cop out to get out of the responsibilities you took on && it’s NOT ACCEPTABLE WHAT SO EVER!
Please take a moment and sign or step up and help fund shelters so that these poor animals actually have a chance at life. DO THE RIGHT THING PLEASE. Don’t let 9-11 million animals die each year because shitty humans can’t keep their word, promise or responsibility.
The shelters managers letter >>>
"I am posting this (and it is long) because I think our society needs a huge wake-up call.
As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all - a view from the inside, if you will.
Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know - that puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore.
How would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at - purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays" that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.
No shortage of excuses
The most common excuses I hear are:
We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat).
Really? Where are you moving to that doesn't allow pets?
The dog got bigger than we thought it would.
How big did you think a German Shepherd would get?
We don't have time for her.
Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs!
She's tearing up our yard.
How about bringing her inside, making her a part of your family?
They always tell me:
We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her. We know she'll get adopted - she's a good dog. Odds are your pet won't get adopted, and how stressful do you think being in a shelter is?
Well, let me tell you. Dead pet walking!
Your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off, sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy.
If it sniffles, it dies.
Your pet will be confined to a small run / kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It may have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it.
If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers that day to take him / her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose.
If your dog is big, black or any of the "bully" breeds (pit bull, rottweiler, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don't get adopted.
If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it may be destroyed.
If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed, it may get a stay of execution, though not for long. Most pets get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment.
If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles, chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.
The grim reaper .....
Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down".
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk - happy, wagging their tails. That is, until they get to "The Room".
Every one of them freaks out and puts on the breaks when we get to the door. It must smell like death, or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there. It's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs (depending on their size and how freaked out they are). A euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk it's leg. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood, and been deafened by the yelps and screams.
They all don't just "go to sleep" - sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pet's corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back, with all of the other animals that were killed, waiting to be picked up like garbage.
What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know, and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal, and you can always buy another one, right? They ALWAYS deserved more than what YOU had to offer, anyway.
Liberty, freedom and justice for all.
I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head. I do everyday on the way home from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate that it will always be there unless people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.
Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.
My point to all of this is DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!
Hate me if you want to - the truth hurts and reality is what it is.
I just hope I maybe changed one person's mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this thing on Facebook and it made me want to adopt".
That would make it all worth it.
( The dog pictured did not make it out. This is a dog that I personally shared from Georgia - Debra DonVito)
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