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Kill Shelters vs. Non-Kill Shelters

on March 22, 2012

Automatically as an animal lover, I want to say that kill shelters are the enemy and should all be shut down. However, when you look into the problem of over-population of pets, the people that we should be blaming are the breeders and the pet owners who neglect to spay and neuter their pets.

Kill-Shelters receive a bad reputation from the start because of their names. Most shelters hope that they won’t have to put down pets but in some situations there is no other choice but to take the dog out of their misery.

Most shelters will begin by being a non-kill shelter, but due to the lack of people willing to adopt, they are left no choice. These animals unfortunately will have a hard time getting adopted out and euthanasia is hands down the better option. Otherwise, the dog may end up spending his or her life in a cage and suffer from neglect.

This is not to say that shelters who choose over-crowding are making the wrong decision, but kill-shelters are not the enemy here. Breeders and wrongful pet owners need to be held responsible for their irresponsible actions. 


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