What I would love for every pet owner, who wants to have "just one litter" to see is how a dog looks right as she's being put under anesthesia for a c-section... they would rethink having "just one litter" very quickly. My vet lets me watch c-sections (not in the room - through a window) on my dogs and I get to hold them as she puts them under so they are less afraid. Then I work on puppies as they bring them out. But when your dog goes limp in your arms and their eyes roll back in their head and their dog lolls out - for a pet owner who isn't used to seeing what a dog under anesthetic looks like, they would rethink breeding immediately. :) The first time I saw it, it was our first litter, and even though I was prepared, I still burst into tears.
THAT or have them spend a day in a room with 8 week old puppies and have to clean up their poop... That would also serve the same purpose I imagine...
actually abby i think it would be more beneficial for them to walk down the row of runs in their nearest shelter, play with and pet each dog and puupy, cat and kitten, then walk out of the room and go sit and make up a list of which dogs are going to DIE that day.
then go back down that row of runs and cages and take each one they put on the list, to the back room and hold it as it is being killed. then bag it, tag it, and place the body in the freezer. then make the phone call that the freezer is full and the shelter needs a pick up.
that would leave a bigger impact then watching your dog being put under anesthesia
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Please do not breed!!! Millions of animals are killed each year because there are not homes for them to go to. Breeding only adds to this problem. If you think purebreds don't end up in the shelter think again. I volunteer with a rescue group that works out of the county animal shelter. Have cried many tears because wonderful dogs were euthanized because no one wanted them. Pet overpopulation is a huge problem that is so easily solved if people would just care.
I am a crying fool right now. I am so sad for the animals that have to go through this. I couldn't even watch part of the second video. Thank you making a difference and trying to educate people a little better. My well I don't even know what to say. That is just to sad and makes me want to go out bring home every animal in shelters although that is not possible. I do have a question - Are no-kill animal shelters really no kill? I went to one in Los Vegas and I didn't want to leave. My friend had to drag me out of there because there was this one dog who I felt a complete and instant bond with that I had to leave there with out I am so upset right now.
Inmofzena, The term No kill shelter is difficult. Yes there are no kill places, but the animals spend there lives in cages, or in pain until the day they pass naturally. I can not with a clear heart say I agree or support this.
There are also what I choose to call LOW KILL shelters, these are the places I support. The sad fact is, in rescue, sooner or later you will come across an animal that is too damage, it is broken mentally or physically or both, and the only thing that is left to do is to hold it, love it, and gently guide it to the bridge. I have had to do this several times as have my friends, it is never easy. You may like to visit aarrff.org and read charlies story, the rescue is run by a dear friend of mine, and Charlie was a very special boy.
www.all44paws.org I will take your unwanted animals. give them the attention needed. If they have endured too much I will help them to Rainbow Bridge, Because I Care.
Not all no-kill shelters are the same. The one where I worked was TRULY a no-kill shelter, and a very good one. Animals are NOT kept in cages. Cats are all in rooms with closed in porches or patios, so they have access to the outside if they wish. Dogs run loose in a large fenced-in yard. There are shade trees, wading pools, toys.
This shelter also turns down NO animal, no matter its health or temperment. There are 2 rooms of cats with feline leukemia, and 2 rooms of cats with feline AIDS. There are cats with 3 legs, cats with 1 ear, blind cats, etc. They also have dogs that cannot be adopted due to temperment problems. These dogs, obviously, are kept separate from the others, but they also have a place to stay forever.
Would I adopt from a kill shelter? Yes, I would, and I have. It irritates me when people say they won't support a "kill" shelter. Why do people think these places have to put animals to sleep? It's BECAUSE they don't get enough support, and don't have enough room for all the unwanted pets. Would I adopt from a no-kill shelter? Yes. Even though cats and dogs are kept for life, they can't possibly have the same quality of life as they would in someone's home. I support both types of shelters.
flip - Thank you- I will check out that site and read about charlie's story. I can see how the quality of life would be compromised by being and spending the rest of there days in a shelter. I would not want be in an orphanage for the rest of my days, you know. I would also consider both to adopt from.
catlover - The no kill I went to in Vegas was kind of like that too. The cats had two huge rooms with cat trees and ramps and different levels to jump on. However the dogs were in tight quarters and I felt sorry for them. I don't know if they ever got to go outside. The shelter my sis got her dog from was a rescue shelter (no-kill) and she is very happy with Kai (her dog).
flip- I did find the story on charlie however have not reed the whole thing yet, I came back to post that I could not find it, after that I went back to the site and found it there right at the top (duh) I did manage to look at the dogs that need homes and fell in love with Radar the deaf ACD (American cattle dog). I am very proud of people who devote there time and effort in such a great thing. I need to re-home my Fila mastiff and have been in tears over the whole thing. I DO NOT want my baby girl to end up in this position. I DO NOT want to let her go. I will add that site to my favorites. I would like to know what happens to that adorable Radar.
Spread the word! Hey actually things are slowly getting better ..I mean the way people should value these dogs as pets instead of animals. It isn't the best place around this area but I've noticed the change over 6 years, how a year ago we got our first HS and the police took over the "pound" b/c of what they found one night. (I could tell you my extremely bad times with that place before the right kind of people took over!) Wal-mart got remodled and has a HUGE section for dogs..clothes and everything...lol my man said hey! they have more stuff for the dogs than the babies! We don't have a pet store but I know one is coming soon.There is less stray dogs running around in the country. The vet is packed now when I drive by so I know things are picking up,,slowly but surely. Sorry if this is off topic?