I really want both my blog and Facebook page to be positive and uplifting. I try to keep it professional, informative, and helpful. I really want my readers to visit both sites, knowing they’ll find something that will make them smile and turn a bad day into a better one.
But sadly, life’s just not that way all the time.
This entire family of puppies – babies – was euthanized at a shelter in Texas. Why? I suppose because the shelter was overcrowded and they needed the space.
So many people allow their pets to recklessly deliver litter after litter of puppies. They try to give the pups away, or maybe even sell them, and when they can’t get rid of them, they take them to a shelter.
They think, “I’ll let someone else deal with this problem.”
They foolishly believe that a puppy in a shelter is guaranteed to find a home.
But you know what? They’re wrong. Puppies are euthanized in shelters every single day.
Puppies. Old dogs. Sick dogs. Perfectly healthy dogs. Mama dogs filled with unborn babies. Killed every day in shelters across this country because there simply are not enough adopters for all the dogs that need homes.
One mama dog, producing only one litter, can result in 46,000 more puppies in a 6-year period.
FORTY-SIX THOUSAND PUPPIES. Simply because one irresponsible jerk allowed his unaltered dog to produce a single litter of puppies!
It’s time for this to stop. Careless, irresponsible breeding must end. People must start to take responsibility for their actions toward their pets. And maybe that starts with making them aware of the truth.
Soft, playful balls of fur with sweet puppy breath aren’t guaranteed a forever home simply because they’re babies.
Please spay and neuter your pets. Tell your family and friends to spay and neuter their pets. Remind people of the high price that innocent animals pay every single day because we as humans fail to be responsible.
And to those of you looking to add a dog or cat to your family, visit a shelter or rescue group. Don’t buy from a pet store or breeder.
It’s really that simple.
Spay and neuter.
Don’t buy from pet stores and breeders.
If more people would do those 2 things, we could change the world.