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Pity the Average, Healthy Dogs Who Are Doomed for Death

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Pity the average dogs who are on death row at animal control facilities across the nation - those dogs who are not hiding beneath their bed or smashed against a wall in terror.

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Sophia P (163)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 11:35 am
The "average" dogs deserve to live a life as much as the abused, the neglected and the frightened - but the oddity of human nature allows too many of them to die.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 11:43 am
A ban on all dog breeding would be a good place to start. Follow that up with a concerted effort to find homes for all those not living in one.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 12:12 pm
It is a terrible thing! Now, if we had less backyard breeders, more people neutering their pets, and more people adopting these animals we'd really be sitting pretty, wouldn't we?

Thanks, Sophia, for posting an article that for once doesn't condemn the shelters for having to euthanize these animals ~ as if it was the shelter's fault.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 1:59 pm
Reality sucks big times! Life to every being is a God given gift! All should enjoy the life they are meant to live. Spay & neuter your pets & put an end to puppy mills around the world & let us find homes for every dog in shelters. Thanks Sophia for a reality check for all of us!

. (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:13 pm
Agreed Patrick. A ban should be implemented. All animals dserve a life and a loving home. TY Sophia and Henriette for the fwd.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:29 pm
"The "average" dogs deserve to live a life as much as the abused, the neglected and the frightened - but the oddity of human nature allows too many of them to die."

I SO agree!!

Iveta cer (41)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 2:39 pm
Every animal deserve to be in loving home ! Thanks Sophia and thanks Toni for forward

Russell R (87)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:12 pm
It is a Pity that the Examiner has to use such a ploy to get subscribers which is worst is that most of you have fallen for it and feel sorry for the dogs without giving you a way to help put an end to it!
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naomi cohen (55)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:35 pm
humans are so selfish. there are far too many that think nothing of throwing their animal out, if it is 'too much trouble' to keep her. far too many don't spay and neuter. it is deplorable to behave in this way. animals were put on this earth for a reason. we owe it to them to respect their lives and not to abuse, exploit and destroy them.thank you, toni and sophia.

penny C (83)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:36 pm

Aud nordby (740)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:40 pm

Jabi Yeonnmin (164)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:49 pm

James Merit (144)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 4:34 pm
Thank you

Ruth C (87)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 4:47 pm
No animal deserves to be abandoned, abused, starved or killed, the Almighty gave us a task to do and that was to care for his creation!

Stuart Thomas (497)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:11 pm
Noted. It is sad that we humans don't treat animals as a group better.,

Sandi C (98)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:13 pm
noted with sadness, shared.

Millie O'Connor (148)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 5:24 pm
This is so heartbreaking. Every shelter should be a no-kill shelter. Any shelter that isn't is a hell-hole as far as I'm concerned. Thanks, Sophia. Thanks, for forwarding, Sandi.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:12 pm

Thank you, Henriette ,for alerting me about this posting and thank you, Sophia, for the posting.

Julie E (405)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:20 pm
We need to keep fighting for these innocent animals. We need to as a group continue to educate people. We need to get people to spay and neuter their pets. We need to have low cost clinics. We need to get people to adopt. We need to get people to report abuse. We need to ALL work together. We need to save lives...

Anna Undebeck (256)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:28 pm
So SAD and HORRIBLE :'( Shared around. Totally agree with Julie E - We all REALLY have to work together!!! this should not be happening!!!

Ty Sophia. and all who has been forwarding and sharing!

Laurie H (817)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
The horrors just rip your heart out thinking of these poor animals & their suffering! All shelters need to help find suitable HOMES for animals in need=NEVER should have kill shelters! No excuse not to spay & neuter cats & dogs, the costs have come way down & in some cases it can be done at no cost. We all need to continue to Stand Strong & remain united & committed to helping animals. We CAN, WILL & DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!~ TY EVERYONE!!!~

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:05 pm
I agree with the others that we need to spay/neuter animals and stop the puppy/kitty mills. It's the only way to keep the numbers down and have a chance to find homes for every dog/cat.

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:28 pm
Noted, thank you

Shawna S (45)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:33 pm
noted, thank you Sophia

Poor wee souls. I wish I could help every one of them.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:41 pm
Just another example of what a twisted, sick nation in which we no longer live, but merely survive.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:55 pm
Sickening and heartbreaking to think that we as humans were meant to protect these animals, to be their caretakers and guardians, yet look at the horrendous things we do to them. We are a bloody disgrace to this earth. Poor poor animals, they did not ask to be on this earth.

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 11:22 pm
I do despise the incessant examiner pop-ups and I would agree with you, Russell, except that penny eims writes multiple articles per week that almost always include a link to take action.

Ela V (85)
Friday July 12, 2013, 12:17 am
i don't believe in euthanasia!
if they don't have a home, why aren't they just spayed and returned somewhere in nature, like any feral cat... anyway even without spaying if they would be somewhere in the country side nature would balance the population of cats and mice by itself... they don't even need humans.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday July 12, 2013, 12:23 am
Noted & Shared. Thanks Sophia.

Jackie Browne (30)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:03 am
People should neuter their pets to stop uncontrolled breeding.If they did this we might be able to find loving homes for more shelter pets & save their lives. Thank you for bringing this to my attention

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:23 am
Noted! This is just so sad and unecessary.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:36 am
sadly noted,thank you 12/7

. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:41 am
The example of British Columbia suggests that to have no-kill shelters only is entirely feasible. A few years back, the SPCA here was so mired in scandal that donations to it plummeted and private no-kill shelters began to thrive. Part of the scandal was the revelation of how many creatures the SPCA was killing, part the 'compensation package' of the CEO -- with perks, around $300 000. The SPCA is still going, but redirect those executive salaries and perks and the rest of the SPCA loot to private shelters and what wonders could be done! I would also moot the idea that shelters, like responsible breeders, have contracts with those who wish to adopt, making it mandatory to go through a dog-training programme, and also mandatory that the animal be returned to the shelter if the person changes their mind or circumstances. Dogs and cats would already be spayed or neutered, of course. I could add more, but there's the essence of it, and it is well within reach.

Ellen m (215)
Friday July 12, 2013, 3:45 am
@ Russel obviously know nothing of the work Penny Eims, Cindy M. and others that write for the dog news examiner, and I take personally your uneducated remark...
You must not know how rescue works, or the fact that almost every urgent dog they feature finds it's life spared, and awareness raised by the people that read the articles.

So as a personal favor to me, everyone else that has commented here, and for animals in need everywhere, why not learn first and speak later?

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:51 am
So sad...

Past Member (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 5:04 am
Respect every living life

Joy Wong (103)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:26 am
Noted, thank Henriette for forwarding.. Every living thing is precious be it human or animals. Why can' t they see this.

. (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:23 am
@russel "subscribe" does not mean that you have to pay any cents, this is the only acceptance and authorization for sending the newsletter.
Websites like Examiner make it a useful free social service, and it is right that they can survive thanks to the "post advertising - sponsor" and "mail's list" of their visitors.
These statements are offensive both to Examiner and both to all of us who believe in what they writes.
green star to Ellen

In Italy it isn't possible to kill dogs kennels entrusted to both public and private, we are a great example of how this might work.
All of this is more than horrible
Thank to Sophia and Toni for the fw

Sara P (54)
Friday July 12, 2013, 9:03 am
For who love animals I thinks that it's simply unacceptable to think to kill an healthy animal just because.This is something that is completely out of my mind and yes, luckily in Italy is forbidden by law to kill animals in shelters, both public and private!!!!! So all this can be done! Thanks Sophia for sharing and thanks to my friends Philip and Curzio.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 11:53 am
Very sad.

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday July 12, 2013, 12:46 pm
Killing is not the answer to overpopulation of these wonderful animals. Santuaries with spay/nutter, task training,& relocation would benefit us all.

Cyn F (137)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:04 pm
Thanks for sharing the story of the average dog.

Karen B (8)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:31 pm
Poor guys, they are so deserving and precious.!!!! If I could I would own all of them.!!!! S&S.!!!!

S J (130)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:31 pm
Sadly noted, thanks Sophia.

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Friday July 12, 2013, 5:35 pm
Sad ,,, noted

deb s (145)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:18 pm
Just isn't right and the first step would be to stop breeding flooding the world with some many animals and when existing animals need homes good animals being given up for whatever reason. So, halt the breeding, get a worldwide team in to start placing these animals just given up on in hospitals for rehabilitation, military /law enforcement as bomb, search, companions for the hearing and blind people cancer patients even therapy for the criminals to a point (not to be trusted alone with animals) point all animals can be placed somewhere and go good for the greater good for they do have so much to give back even those who have been beaten abused given love they will forgive enforce laws and i mean truly enforce not a slap on hands for those who do an animal wrong. evaluate people who will be having pets and follow up or they have to check in to make sure animal is taking care of not neglected have something where land can be purchased for homes and a caretaker and he be monitored with their care if people care and of course allotted monies land we can save many so many of us are doing more than a part for these animals but when there are too many homeless and sheltered animals and not enough homes or places that equals so that would be the plan of attack a law to own means to spayed neuter no more breeding and if we can house and feed a harden criminal for life we surely can set up a law and rights for these animals they would deserve it more then these guys/gals who took from society and don't give back these animals would makes sense to me to swap out the criminals where these animals are and give to the animals instead of the criminals we have it all backwards huh? If i could i would save them all for i have the heart and soul to do so but realistically it would take ridiculous money and unfortunately that would be needed to some of these rich folk need to step up and help but their large amounts of money to and for the greeter good no easy solution and so the animals keep suffering

Friday July 12, 2013, 6:39 pm
The first step is to stop shelters from euthanizing healthy dogs, but we have to go a step further and do something about the number of unwanted pets, people have to start neutering their dogs, the less puppies being born will cut down on the number of dogs ending up in these places.

P A (117)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 12:18 am
Lots of stars - particularly to Philip and Sophia and Ellen - thank you, and I do agree! I wish I could adopt more strays - but that is only part of the story - the rest is to get those who are uneducated on the subject of neutering their animals EDUCATED ! Poor animals - suffering so because of humanity.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 4:42 am
Everyone knows shelters have every type of animal available.

Janice G (55)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:09 am
Only when there are fewer animals can the people placing the animals with adoptive 'parents' pick & chose who is allowed to adopt. Being adopted is not the end of the story unfortunately as many are returned to the shelter for silly reasons meaning they didn't really want an animal in the first place but owing to the hundreds needing to be rescued before they are exterminated by the Shelter for lack of space - they will allow too many unchecked people to have an animal.

Janice G (55)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 5:11 am
Also a while ago I read that the Government pays 'Shelters' for each animal they put to sleep. That is insane as they are often only money- driven and it gives them no incentive to save animals.

Winnie Adams (179)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 8:13 am
We MUST put breeders out of business AND Please Spay and Neuter animals in your community so the shelters don't fill up with healthy beautiful animals the people drop off because they are no longer wanted. We here in Whatcom County have made a big difference at our shelters and rescue groups because we have a program through to help with the feral cat population and to spay and neuter at low costs the other cats and dogs in our community. It can be done. We've come a long way since this was started and we still have a lot of work to do but we're headed in the right direction to be sure.

Ruth M (235)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 3:29 pm
Noted with sadness thanks Ruth

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday July 13, 2013, 10:44 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted, shared. We need to have no kill shelters, and we need to sterilize our animals so they can't over breed.

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 8:55 am
noted, have had dogs all my life
wouldn't know how to live without one'
give mine extra love,for all the unloved dogs that aren't mine
so sad......of course it's money,just like jail

Nancy C (806)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 7:08 pm
Spay, neuter, adopt, rescue and close down the shops and mindless, greedy breeding. Then we can move toward all no kill shelters.

Mandy H (32)
Monday July 15, 2013, 8:38 am
Noted. The problem with getting an animal from a shelter is that if you get the abused one, you're leaving the average one to suffer. If you adopt the average one who isn't looked at twice you're leaving the abused one to continue to suffer. It's an impossible choice to make, I've had to do it for guinea pigs I adopted from a shelter a couple were average piggies that no one looked twice at and two others I adopted where from an out of control backyard breeding scandal and where nursed back to health after being very sick. Either way I had to leave some behind, though it was a no kill shelter and the woman who runs it is an amazing person who keeps them all very healthy.

Oleg Kobets (91)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:17 am
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