Every Pet Deserves A Good Home…

Pets Are Family

Choosing a new pet and bringing them home is an exciting time; just like bringing home a new baby or an adopted child for the first time. And just like bringing a child home, once you bring a pet home, they are part of your family. And for that reason, it amazes me how many people leave these helpless creatures behind, often in impossible situations, like tied to a tree or locked in a house without food or water, or drop them off at the pound or shelter “because it just didn’t work out”. Obviously taking them to a shelter is better than abandoning them, but would you take your kids to a shelter? And then for society not to help people to be able to keep their pets during tough times is equally unthinkable.

There is an epidemic of animals being abandoned or dropped off at shelters all over the country that continues to worsen as the housing market and economy continue to worsen. It is time for us to begin thinking ‘out of the kennel’ to turn this trend around and to develop other options. As Mahatma Gandhi said:

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated!”

And right now, we as a nation wouldn’t be judged very well.

If each of us around the country (around the world) who loves animals and has the means to do so would take in just one more pet or volunteer to foster pets waiting to be adopted, the problem would be resolved, or at least we’d we well on the way to solving this heartbreaking problem. And just changing or preventing some unfavorable laws and re-allocating some funds now used for euthenization and maintaining animals in over-crowded shelters, pets could be saved.

August 12, 2008 Posted by | Animal Abandonement, Animal Rights And Awareness, Just One More Pet, Pets, Political Change, Stop Animal Cruelty | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment