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Stray Dog

No one thinks that euthanasia is fair. No one thinks that so many animals being out on the streets to starve or die of disease is fair. Everyone believes that if they can no longer take care of their animal, they should have somewhere to turn, somewhere to bring them where they will be cared for. A lot of this is easier said than done.

When there are more animals in the streets but no where to bring them because the shelter they should be brought to is already full of animals with possible health or temperment problems that are not getting adopted, it is not fair. There is no infinite space for animals to go. When the room runs out, they are stuck wherever they are. If they are in a home and their people can not find a place for them and they have no choice, their animal either ends up out on the street or starving and hungry somewhere. And all of this occurs simply because an animal shelter has run out of space.

It hurts, doesn't it? To think about all of those animals out there who have no one to care for them, and they spend their last days on their own with no one, would break your heart. But that is the reality, and that is what animal shelters have to deal with on an every day basis. A lack of spaying and neutering on the people's part has led to the problem that is here today. Tons of animals are sitting in shelters or running around outside with no home, no place to be a part of a family...all because their people chose against spaying or neutering.

As an employee for a so called "kill" shelter here in New York, I see the reality that is pet overpopulation and the struggles that animal shelters much like the one I work at, have to deal with on a constant basis. My hope for this website is to educate people as to the work that animal shelters that "kill" do. Shelters like the Animal Protective Foundation do, make them able to remain an "open-door" shelter to take in any animals that people do not want...no matter its adoptability, age, or health. I would appreciate an open mind going into this, and taking this view into consideration if you are against "kill" shelters.

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