Great news! The Mosby Foundation's Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance Program has once again received a generous grant from the Petco Foundation™! This is a big help to our program, which provides financial assistance to low income families who cannot afford even low cost spay/neuter clinic prices to have their animals spayed or neutered. Thanks to the Petco Foundation (TM) and the DJ& T Foundation for recent grants to support this lifesaving program!
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Truth of what happens to shelter animals EVERYDAY
The most common excuses; "We’re moving and we can't take our dog or cat. "The dog got bigger than we thought it would", "We don't have time", "She tears up our yard". They ALWAYS tell me "We know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog".
Likely your pet won't get adopted - How stressful is a shelter? Your pet has 72 hrs. to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer IF the shelter isn't full & your dog manages to stay healthy - If it sniffles, it dies. Your pet will be confined to a small kennel in a room with about 25 other barking/crying animals. It will have to poop & pee where it eats & sleeps. It will be depressed & will cry constantly for YOU. If your pet is lucky, I’ll have enough volunteers that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the feces sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door and certainly before you pulled back in your drive at home. Those dogs just don't get adopted. It doesn't matter how 'sweet' or 'well behaved' they are.
Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down".
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room". Every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on their size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while,
gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pet’s corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back with all of the other animals that were killed, waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?
I work at a shelter – this is my job - I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes . Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.
My point: DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE! Hate me if you want to. The truth hurts and reality is what it is. I just hope I maybe changed one person’s mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this and it made me want to adopt."
Please SPAY AND NEUTER!
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800 dogs and cats are euthanized (killed) every hour in the United States because there aren't enough homes for them. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs and 1 out of every 12 cats born ever finds a permanent home~
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I died today...
Dear Mum and Dad,
I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge .
Would I still be at home if I hadn't chewed your shoe? I didn't know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.
Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn't get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't barked? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I'm lonely, I'm here, I'm here! I want to be your best friend."
Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn't make me learn how.
Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn't pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me.
I died today.
Love, Your Puppy
Neuter that boy, Spay that girl!
3 out of every 5 animals who enter animal shelters will be euthanized ~ ASPCA