When you leave your dog at a shelter what do you imagine his or her life will be like now?
A Letter from a Shelter Manager
There are hundreds of wonderful shelters and dog rescues all over this country run by people and selfless volunteers who really care and try to find homes for these unfortunate dogs. God bless them! But even in these caring places your poor canine companion is left scared, alone and confused, desperate for you to return and take them home.
But, there are also hundreds of what are called High Kill Shelters. They euthanize dogs , and cats at an astounding rate (about 4 million a year), simply because there are just too many homeless pets and not enough space or resources to take care of them. It doesn't matter how wonderful or adoptable you think the pet you are abandoning is; in these places they are on death row the minute you leave the facility.
And with all the unwanted litters by irresponsible owners, back yard breeders and "Scum of the Earth" puppy mills, it's not getting any better.
I came across this anonymous letter written by a High Kill Shelter manager and it's a real eye opener every dog owner, back yard breeder and puppy mill owner should read and ift you have a pulse, it has to effect you.
A Letter from a Shelter Manager – anonymous in North Carolina