A Voice For The Innocent

1 out of 10 dogs finds a forever home…how can we save the homeless?

Why?

Posted by la reina de chanclas on January 2, 2008

I decided to pick this blog back up again. Why? Because there aren’t many people around me who feel the way I do about things. I just want to get a point across and have a hard time doing it. Then I get mad and just start cussing and the cause is lost. So I figured this would be easier. If you don’t agree you don’t agree and if you do then rock on! With that being said I’ve been wanting to write this for a while.

A couple of weeks ago I was on pitbull websites cruising around looking for information anything I could get my hands on. Not because I’m bored but because pitbulls are one of my new concerns/passions because I have one, a mix, my brother has one and my parents have a mix.  I have friends with pitbulls and neighbors with pitbulls. We’re just a pitbull people around here. I believe that they get a bad rep. Anyway as I’m cruising along I find a rescue site that’s trying to get THE point across. The site is nokilladvocacycenter.org  Someone at my job left me an article on my desk at work and I signed on the site. They had a video of what it’s like for a dog to be euthanized “humanely”. The video was made with hidden cameras to expose the truth behind shelter conditions and procedures. Well I couldn’t bare to watch it and to this day I still can’t watch it. My stomach turned at the site of this beautiful healthy german shepherd getting a leash wrapped around his mouth and being hoisted onto the table. My mind took over and I ran to the bathroom to vomit. I didn’t even watch the video.

So the video lead me to this. I’ve been an animal lover my entire life. I’ve always wanted to be around animals. I have 3 dogs and two hamsters. I would have so many more animals but my hubby doesn’t understand my desire for pets or rescue. I’m slowly teaching him. I have given thought about working for the local county shelter but if I had to be witness to the unnecessary euthanization of healthy loyal animals I know I would lose it.

So my next step is how can we as a public get the point across that pitbulls aren’t dangerous animals? Judge the deed not the breed. How can we get the point across that spaying and neutering your pet will make a HUGE difference in the animal rescue and shelter world? How can we get the point across that animals have little to know chance once they have entered the “system”. Don’t tell your children not to worry because some nice family will come and save your dog and give him a good home. It’s not true and it’s very rare that it happens. How can we as a public STOP taking our adult dogs into a shelter to exchange it for a puppy because he lost his cute puppy features?

How can we make a difference?

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