It brings a tear to my eye whenever I see something like that, but maybe not as overwhelming to me. Sadly, I see these sorts of animals in person a LOT, and am constantly wading into the flood of animals that are homeless because someone, somewhere thought it was okay to throw them away. My own dogs are both rescues -- one spent 6 months with his first owner, then 14 months in a shelter. I took him home right before his "needle date." The other had a broken leg, was nearly bald, extremely underweight, had worms, and what fur she had was discolored -- she was one of 36 animals that's been raised in a minivan. The people were selling puppies in parking lots all over the state, and had only to surrender the animals to avoid prosecution...it took days to get the stink out of those poor pups. The sanitized pictures they show on TV just don't strike the same chord with me.