Today I want to share a profound quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.
" For every animal that dies in a shelter, there is someone, somewhere, responsible for its death."
Whether it is the woman who chose to buy a puppy from a pet store instead of adopting one from the shelter; or the man who relinquished his dog because he barked too much; or the person who didn't get his pit bull spayed and instead ended up with a litter of pups he couldn't give away; each of these people is responsible for the 4-5 million animals euthanized in shelters in the U.S.
The only way we can make that horrific number go way down, is by stepping up to the plate and acting responsibly.
Emerson's quote goes on to say:
" You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late"