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Something to Think About

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.
  • Do not get a pet if you aren't prepared to take care of it for its lifetime.
  • Have all of your pets spayed and neutered as soon as they are old enough.
  • If your animal has a behavior problem, seek out a trainer to help with it.
  • Adopt, adopt, adopt - do not buy puppies and kittens.

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"

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