Our precious Furry friends are born - they deserve to live!
2018 No Kill Shelter Law
All animals that are born, deserve to live! That sums it up!
Animals are loving, sweet, caring, and gentle souls who give unconditionally. Yes, each has their own personality and some can be grumpy and hard to get along with. Just like us humans too!
Dogs and cats that are on the streets or whose owners no longer want them are usually shipped to the nearest shelter where they become imprisoned like a convict when all they did was nothing. Before I go on I want to say for those who need to hear it, I realize there are some vicious animals, rabid animals, and ones who can be very dangerous but usually those have been raised that way or lost out in the wilderness to fight for survival.
The majority of dogs and cats are loving and precious creatures that just want a place to call home and someone to love them. Just like us humans. A shelter is no place for these little miracles.
Shelters have limited resources however, they are usually over-crowded and unfortunately resort to murder. What a horrific end to a precious life! If a shelter takes in an animal, they should do everything in their power to get that animal a home - even if it is a foster home for the time being. Murder should NEVER be a consideration unless the animal is rabid or extremely vicious. If this means that the shelter has to turn away other animals then so be it. What is the sense in taking animals in just to kill them and maybe get a few adopted? That makes absolutely no sense at all. It is like a mass killing production line - a death sentence - like death row for most loving animals.
Other animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, birds, opossums, deer, rabbits, and other creatures run around free all the time. We are not locking them away in a shelter to be destroyed. It is even worse to have a pet locked away just waiting to die for just because someone that committed to love them, threw them away. Were you allergic to them? Did they not get along with your family? Was it too difficult to take care of them - to train them, etc.? If this was your child, would you bring them to a prison and if they didn't get adopted, they would be murdered?
Oh, it is only an animal right? That is different. That is our excuses to make us feel better for sending them to a hell where they end up dying for selfish decisions. If you take on the responsibility of a new pet and there is some reason you cannot continue - then it is your responsibility to get them a new home. Don't send them to a death sentence.
My main issue here is the shelters. This is a very misleading word. They are disguises for a death row prison. Animals can feel the impending doom. They live in fear of when they may be killed. This is a life that will be taken if someone doesn't come along and think they are cute enough. Can you imagine dying because you are not cute enough or because you don't meet an adoption credential. I understand wanting to make sure they go to a good home but killing them is certainly not better.
There has to be a way to stop this insanity. Shelters need to be responsible and not play God deciding who will die and not die. If they take in an animal, they need to shelter it. They need to get volunteers to come play with them, take them for walks, clean their cages. They need to place posters or get volunteers to collect and bring in food, cleaning items, and items that these little ones need. They need to utilize every means necessary to get these amazing beings a new family. Social media, YouTube, blogs, store windows, libraries, websites, events, etc. - make use of these to get pets adopted. I know some shelters do this but each one has to work hard and not give up. If the animal has to stay there for a long time - so be it. It is better than death. Shelters need to be meticulously cleaned and inspected. They need a volunteer veterinarian to provide health care. I know that is almost hysterical and I apologize to those veterinarians that are actually doctors because they care but too many just want the money. No money - your pet can rest in hell. Sad but true!
If they refuse to not murder a life, then the animal would be better off in the streets trying to survive. It is a better chance then them going to a shelter. Most of these animals will die.
It is horribly sad the condition that the world is in and what that means for our furry friends. Dogs and cats should have NEVER been domesticated in the first place. Squirrels can make it outside but humans always put their hands in everything that they shouldn't touch.
Even when we have a loving pet, they are still imprisoned for their entire lives. They are never free. Our homes are their prisons. They don't leave them. When they go out, they are in chains - or leashes. Some owners let their cats run free but that is the same and letting them survive on their own.
Any way you look at it, there are things wrong with the entire scenario but since this is where we are at, I want to try to do something to help these animals out - or at least as many as possible..
Just my notes:
Vet pricing needs to be lowered drastically.
Maybe free spay and neuter.
No deformity allowed for either cats or dogs. How they are born they should stay.