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Euthanasia Uproar in Garland Obscured Real Issue of Animal Overpopulation

Animals  (tags: euthansia, no gas chambers, lethal injection, overpopulations, humans, abandoned animals, killed, pets, left behind, deserted )

- 3459 days ago -
What a lousy victory. Yes, a passionate group succeeded in forcing Garland to change its animal-euthanasia policy. A new death chamber is taking shape at the Garland Animal Shelter.


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Teresa Fazackerley (393)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:57 am

Freya H (345)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 8:34 am
Very good point! Several years ago I took in a pregnant stray cat, and made sure that all of her little ones found good homes. Mama Kitty has been fixed so there will be no more little 'uns. The real way to fight animal overpopulation is hammer into pet owners the importance of having their cats and dogs neutered!

Barbara West (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 10:13 am
For years we have been picking up stray cats and dogs. We go to the vet and get them checked out for problems, etc. Those who need it get spayed or neutered. We are lucky to have an excellent vet and one who does over 90% of the spay and neuter for stray cats and dogs at a nominal price. Then the animals get placed in loving forever homes. We have been doing this since 1974! Spay and neuter should be mandatory every where. If you can't afford to get the pet fixed and all of its shots, you should never get one! You are not doing the animal a favor by taking it in and ignoring it. A pet is not a piece of jewelry you can dispose of if you change your mind about having it. When you take an animal into your home, you take on all the responsibility for that animals life and well being. Every moment you spend caring for your little animal will be returned to you 150% in pure love and joy.

Dee C (23)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 1:41 pm
Be responsible..spay & neuter..and take good care of your pets..for as long as they live..And if you cannot do that..then you should not have one..

Thanks Simone..

gail dair (0)
Sunday December 27, 2009, 7:48 pm
thanks Simone

gerlinde p (161)
Monday December 28, 2009, 12:44 am
noted thankyou,how sad so many pets have to die,because of irresponsible owners,spay/neuter should be mandatory.

Mary Dee (0)
Monday December 28, 2009, 3:33 am
Noted, and thanks for article simone

Vicky C G (7)
Monday December 28, 2009, 7:50 am
Thanks for the article. We do not use gas at our local shelter, but a shot of shot of some type to gently put them to sleep. It is humane but we do euthanize several hundred animals a month because of lack of spay and nutering programs in my area. To spay a cat begins at over $100 and up. The nearest clinic is about 50 miles away. We are trying to raise funds for a larger shelter which will include a medical unit for spay/neuter programs eventually. It is a difficult thing to do. I wish those luck in trying to raise awareness.
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