Hey guys! If you have recently viewed my page, then you know that I am a VERY big fan of, well… dogs! So for this post, I am going to talk about shelter dogs and how they can be saved. Did you know that over 3.9 million dogs are euthanized (killed) in shelters every year?! Yes, it is overwhelming and miserable, BUT there are some ways to stop it. The best ways to prevent this from happening are spay/neutering, volunteering at shelters, or donating. To find out more, all you have to do is keep reading!
One of the things you can do is spay or neuter your animal! What that means is that you send them to the vet, and they will do a simple surgery to make it so your pet cannot mate with other pets and have puppies or kittens. This will prevent the population of stray dogs, and cats! Another thing you can do is volunteer at your local animal shelter to make the animals feel more loved, because most of these dogs were abused, strays, or dumped. They have had a horrible life,and while they are in the shelter, they are even more terrified, and miserable. Did you know that the Grant County animal shelter just got 61 dogs?! Crazy Right? That is because people did not spay and neuter their pups! So if your pet is not spayed or neutered yet, take it to your local vet!
Another thing you can do is sign up for a rescue, such as “SAAP” which stands for stray animal adoption program . With this program, you can foster, donate, or adopt, but make sure to get permission from your parent or guardian! SAAP is the name of the rescue that I volunteer and foster for and have adopted from. Did you know that SAAP takes in thousands of dogs every year from the shelter?! It’s true! SAAP also has a website where you can look at all of the ADORABLE dogs that are available to adopt. It tells how old they are, what there name is, and any known information about them.
Ask yourself if you have time to do one of these things, and if you don’t, you can either find the time, or at least donate money, supplies, or other services! Donating to shelters, and rescues can help a lot because most of them can’t afford very much. You can donate blankets, newspapers, dog/cat food, toys, or treats. With your donation you may not just save one life, but you can also save dozens. Every dog has a life, and a very important one. Thank you for reading this post, and remember, dogs are not just objects, they are living things, with loyalty, and love.
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This is how sad dogs are at the shelter!
For more information, visit ASPCA or www.adoptastray.com