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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by aggieterpkatie, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This report is from a shelter in Maryland.

    From the Tri-County Animal Shelter (aka TCAS)
    Total number of animals brought in to the shelter between 1/1/10-7/31/10 is 6,358

    Of the total 2,918 were cats.
    190 cats adopted
    682 cats rescued
    64 cats reclaimed by their owners
    872 cats euthanized for treatable illnesses
    891 feral cats euthanized
    43 healthy cats euthanized for no space
    176 unhealthy cats euthanized.

    Of the total 2,217 were dogs.
    308 dogs adopted
    681 dogs rescued
    624 dogs reclaimed by their owners
    179 dogs euthanized for treatable illnesses
    259 bully breeds euthanized
    39 healthy dogs euthanized for no space
    127 unhealthy dogs euthanized

    The remaining number of animals are wildlife, owners that are requesting that we euthanize, pocket pets such as hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, guinea pigs and rats.


    This is why it's important to think long and hard before breeding your pet "just because."
     
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
    That is so sad.
     
  3. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
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    so sad!!! i feel for all the animals [​IMG]
     
  4. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    That is sad [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We almost wish that we could do something about it [​IMG]
     
  5. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The good thing is we all can do something about it! We (as a society) should stop over breeding our pets and stop dumping them when they become "inconvenient". This is totally preventable. [​IMG]
     
  6. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I highly recommend rescued and/or animal shelter pets. We had a dog that was abandoned in the parking lot where my hubby worked in 1992, and then in 2000 we rescued another dog that was going to be euthanized by the owner because she didn't have a good herding instinct! These have been the best dogs! We had to euthanize Spud, the first dog, at the age of 18 because of cancer. Ruby, my Aussie rescue, is still going strong at 14 years old. We are planning to adopt a companion for her and have started visiting the shelters for another life-long friend.
     
  7. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    I don't think the answer is encouraging people to adopt shelter pets, I think the answer is not leaving animals un-neutered and unspayed, and not breeding animals for which there are no homes. In other words, get deposits from 12 puppy buyers, THEN breed your dog. Or whatever other animal it is.
     
  8. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    So sad [​IMG]
     
  9. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *Sigh* [​IMG] But people continue to breed them freely ( not including responsible breeders). I have rescued my three cats and my dog from the shelter. The best thing I have ever done! [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I feel for the animals.. [​IMG]
    but at least they are being put down humanely..and not suffering/starving/freezing/or being beaten.. in a alley somewhere...
    I'd much rather have my dog put down..then let it live in a shelter...
    Hell.. put ME down if i ever have to live in a shelter....
     
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