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The Reality of Shelters
Not something I normally write about.
Tonight (or day, depending on your time zone) I am inviting all of my readers to view my facebook page and see the truth about what breeders and people that refuse to spay their pets are really doing. I have just shared a link on my wall, this link was written by a Shelter Manager in North Carolina. It is a very sad and heart breaking letter to anyone that has ever given up a pet to a shelter.
Let me give you just a little insight. I am a woman that was raised by a veterinary technician, so I have always known the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. There hundreds of animals dying everyday due to being abandon by someone that claimed to love their pet. Every veterinary office and shelter has a freezer full of animals that were once somebodies pet and it makes me sick. All of these poor animals could have been saved, if their owners would have just stopped and thought about the long-term effects of their choices.
When you own a pet, you make a choice to bring that animal into your home and take care of it. Sometimes it takes training and dedication to make that pet a well-behaved part of your family. It is truly a shame when people just simple give up on their pets. Every pet as potential, but if you simply give up on it so will others.
I currently run an animal haven. A place where animals can come to live out the rest of their days. I take in animals and save them from the walk of death that would inevitably follow a drop off at a shelter. People seem to be catching on to what I am doing here because over the last week two adult male cats have been abandoned outside of my house. One of the cats was hit by a car before I found him. Don't worry he is alive and healing, he is well-fed and happy- we call him Garfield. He will be better in about 5 weeks. The second cat looks like his brother and came to me today, he is perfectly healthy and we will pick a name for him soon. About two weeks ago some dropped two litters of kittens off down the road. My boyfriend and my neighbor helped me to rescue them. They are going to be fixed once they are big enough. I am not complaining about having more animals or the time it takes to tend to each of my animals, including my two dogs that I have had for 11 years who were once on the road to death until we intervened and saved their lives. Yes, it is trying at times but I am thankful that I have the ability to save even the smallest life.
My point here is to let everyone know what really happens to all the animals that don't find me or the another author here like Lucky Cats who is woman with a beautiful heart. Animals take time and money to care for, and they also deserve to live a full life. Please think twice about breeding a pet. Everyone should spay and Neuter their pet so that they don't have babies that you cannot afford.
If you are interested in seeing the link I have posted tonight you can see it by searching for Erin Boggs in Maryland on face book (I have on my nerd glasses on in the profile picture), please when sending a friend request attach a message saying from hubpages. I will accept you and I pray that you will pass it on as we can all make a difference. I am throwing a stone into the water, please help it to make ripples.