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International Homeless Animals Day..Aug..18th

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, pets, protection, sadness, suffering, dogs, cats )

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International Homeless Animals Day - Every year local pet shelters in America are overwheled by overpopulation - all because lots of poor animals have been left homeless.

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Dee C (229)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 1:31 pm
When animals aren't spayed or neutered this leaves the risk open for them to breed again and again. It's cruel for the mother involved and cruel to her puppies or kittens.
Another big part of over-population is puppy mills - where dogs are being illegally bred and kept in tiny cages. All these factors contribute to the reason why there are too animals.

This consequence leads to animal shelters for cats and dog animal shelters killing animal when homes can't be found for them. International Homeless Animals Day has been introduced to help bring about new ideas and campaigns that will help form a solution.

The government and the public need to know how important it is to get their pets neutered. The sheer numberof a lack of homes there are for these helpless creatures also has to be realised!

There will be lots going on come 18 August. Events will include adopt-a-thons, candle-light vigils, along with speeches and sometimes poetry readings.

Read more at site..

Yulan L (156)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 1:39 pm
Thanks for the article.

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 2:52 pm
sadly noted.

Cher C (1429)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 3:17 pm

thnx sweetie!!


Cher C (1429)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 3:52 pm

Thnx for posting my sweet friend!


Cher C (1429)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 3:53 pm

sorry for the duplicate.... care2 is lagging again! :)


Dee C (229)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 3:54 pm
Its okay Sweetie..having the same problem on my end..its lagging for sure..
Thanks for noting and commenting everyone..

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:35 am
If only all responsible people would adopt one homeless animal on that day ~ I can dream....

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 1:37 am
Sorry Dee ~ but CARE stories are not noting for me yet again!

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 3:33 am

Dee C (229)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:46 am
Its okay Magyar..Just the glitches acting up again..I appreciate your comment..
Its so true..How wonderful that would be if everyone who was thinking of getting a dog or cat would go down and rescue one..
Or even better if everyone was more caring and responsible to spay/neuter their pets..And above all never ever abandon them..
It is terribly sad to think of all those poor pets without a home..

Joy W (103)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:43 pm
Noted, thanks for sharing.

Patty L (71)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:09 pm
thanks< noted, shared and have 1 k-9 rescues and 3 feline. Love them ALL! RESCUED is MY favorite breed!

Leslene D (84)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:23 pm
Noted - it is absolutely appalling the way humans treat their animals. The only consolation I have in life is that they will all have to answer for it one day.

Veronique L (209)
Friday August 17, 2012, 3:19 am
Thank you for sharing! It's good to know there's a special day for animals too...

Elaine A (283)
Friday August 17, 2012, 7:32 am
Noted! And for everyone here who can adopt an animal on this day or sooner for the urgent's, PLEASE do so!!!!! Just think, if we all took in one more little mouth to feed and give a forever home filled with love, that's 20 million members= 20 million animals saved...Now that's putting a dent in curing homeless animals!

Dee C (229)
Friday August 17, 2012, 2:46 pm
I just recently lost my sweet little baby..Buddy..He was 17 yrs old..I am so heart broken right now..but I know in time I will adopt/rescue another..They need us..and we need them..

Great post Elaine..that would be awesome if every did it..


Donna B (36)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:59 am
Noted and I lit a virtual candle yesterday. Yes, I lost My Baby too. Almost 17 years old too. My Sweet Baby Misty, The Siamese. A rescue of course. Been 10 months and I still cry. Haven't gotten another kitty yet. Just can't do it. But I will. Sorry about your loss Dee. It hurts to the core of our being, doesn't it?

naomi c (55)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:07 am
i actually did adopt a stray on homeless animals day, a 4-week old kitty who is the joy of my life. noted, signed. thank you.

Dee C (229)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:33 am
Sadly I just heard on the news..How so many shelters are down with adoptions..People are either not going to them to adopt..or they are so picky that they walk away without choosing one..

I know some people like a certain type of dog or cat..Or there is much to consider sometimes..big dog..small dog..young or old..Do they get along with other animals..and or children..But goodness how can one really just walk away..I know I could never..which is why I always had so many furbabies in my life..

Dee C (229)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:34 am
Aww Thank you so much Donna..and I am truly sorry for your loss..Yes it does hurt to the core..And takes time to accept..

Aww good for you Naomi..
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