In the 1990’s adopting a pound hound was not very desirable. These dogs were mutts; lots of people believed they were ill and plain ugly. People wanted purebred dogs, they would purchase from breeders. Most mutt’s destiny is predetermined because they are not purebreds.
The two mutts and purebred dogs are urgently waiting for an angle to save their lives.
Unfortunately, a number of mutts and purebred dogs are killed in the thousands around the country. These creatures are dumped, neglected, abused and emotionally destroyed. I have asked myself”When did we become a dumping society?” People dump their problems on others, some dump their parents in a nursing home, and some folks dump their kids on relatives.
The majority of these dogs have lived in family environments and can make great family pets with little transition time. Adult dogs are already potty trained and they’re utilised to kennel living. When you rescue a shelter dog, you are actually saving two.
Many cats and dogs are dumped at shelters. The saddest dogs and cats are seniors, they cry when they see their owners leaving. Not every owner who surrenders their dog is a heartless human being; unfortunately, the percentage is extremely low. Most surrendered dogs have been abused their entire life.
Shelters receive minimal funding and implementing a penalty fee for dumping your dog would benefit shelters.
How to help a sheltered dog
If you can’t adopt shelter animals, the next best thing people can do to these animals is volunteer their time. By way of instance, Miami-Dade Animal Shelter now has 400 dogs and countless cats at the shelter, but they only have a couple of employees. Volunteers play a vital role in the lives of these cats and dogs. Volunteers play, train, groom and most importantly give affection to those deserving animals.
Many dogs are tagged as”rescue just”; this means that only reputable rescues can pull these dogs. Most rescues can’t pull dogs with a foster commitment. Dogs in foster homes flourish in a family environment and become more adoptable. When your foster is adopted, it is a rewarding feeling because your family played a very important role in the dog’s behavior.
By way of example, Pitbulls are banned in Miami-Dade. If you go to the shelter, you may see hundreds of Pitbulls waiting to be rescued before they’re killed. Many rescues pull pits from Miami-Dade and need the dog transported to their facility.
Finally, of course, there’s donating, pulling an abused pet is rewarding but in addition, it includes a high vet invoice. Monetary donations help these rescues continue performing their work. If you can’t donate money, rescues are always in need of food, blankets, kennels, leashes and cleaning solutions.
Donating a skill is also very welcomed by many rescues.
Caution before donating money, research rescues, in the past rescues have been caught falsifying paperwork and veterinarian bills. You can learn more about animal shelters and adopting by clicking here.