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The Issue Of Homeless Pets

by Barbara Young E-Tailer/Director 501c3
The Issue Of Homeless Pets

The number of pets that are homeless have been consistently growing in number over the years and finally reached an all time high. Pounds and shelters are full and overcrowded, turning away and killing pets weekly because there are few alternatives. Still more suffer abandoned, unwanted, and unfed. The problem of homeless pets is one that must be addressed.

Millions of dollars are being poured into the care of homeless pets each year. It is sad and disgusting that such money must be used to care for an issue that could be resolved if the majority of the people would resolve to do their part in controlling it. What is your part? Read on to discover.

If you have a pet of you own, care for it properly. Make sure it has tags and could be easily identified and returned to you in the unfortunate event that it did become lost. Spay or neuter it to help control the issue of overpopulating. Also, take care to train your animal properly, as best as you can.

If you do not have a pet, or if you are capable of caring for more than one, adopt it instead of purchasing it from a breeder or pet shop. If everyone would adopt one pet, we would not be dealing with the current problems we have today.

Encourage your friends and family to do the same are you are doing. Talk to them about the importance of caring for animals properly and share your pleasurable experience with an adopted pet. The further the message is spread, the more it will be taken seriously and acted upon by others.

If it is within your means, donate to the pet shelters. They are all highly under funded and struggling to support the few animals they have. The more people take this to heart, the easier it will be for pets to be brought off the streets and put into caring loving environments.

When you are looking for a new pet, please always make your first stop your local pet shelter. There are millions of great dogs looking for a home. If you need assistance in finding a great shelter near you go to Busters Canine Supply Outlet and you will find Links to many pet shelters and directories. When you have found that special new addition to your family, come on back to Busters, and we can provide you with quality products and helpful information for you and your pet.

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About Barbara Young Advanced     E-Tailer/Director 501c3

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Comments

Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
The economy has hit pet owners hard. Many families have lost their homes and their pets have been displaced. I know of several that have had to put their pets down or turn them over to shelters where they were put down. Most no kill shelter's are overcrowded as is amd have no room for new pets. It's a tragic situation.
Mar 26th 2011 08:39   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
It sure is Cheryl, a very tragic situation.
When there is no room at the shelter people simply leave them behind to fend for themselves.

Thanks for promoting shelter adoption Barbara.
Cindy
Mar 26th 2011 12:44   
Jeffrey Meade Senior   Marketer
I am a pet lover myself and yes it is very tragic, if I could I would make sure all pets are taken care of, but no one can do it alone, we just need to get everyone else to help in any way they can so this way these pets can get the love they need and live a great life just like anyone should.
Mar 26th 2011 13:23   
Cindy Bolley Magnate II Premium   HHCTB?
That deserves and AT-A-Boy Jeffrey.
I can not imagine not liking animals
My house is filled with critters all were unwanted and all were unloved till they came here.

I do my part, thanks for doing yours
Cindy
Mar 26th 2011 13:27   
Barbara Young Advanced   E-Tailer/Director 501c3
Thank you everyone here for taking the time to read this. Millions of poor innocent dogs/cats are killed every year for no other reason than being homeless. It is so sad.
Mar 27th 2011 09:12   
Livia Boicu Advanced   music
You have absolutely right in what you say. It would be great if everyone would take note about it...
Mar 28th 2011 08:26   
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