What Life have they Had?

September 25, 2013

How would you feel if one moment you had a family and a home and the next minute it was all gone?  How would you react?  Would you be afraid? When you see an animal in a shelter, instead of looking at flaws, take a second to think a little deeper.  Animals don’t just magically end up in a shelter.  Unfortunate circumstances can cause even the most well behaved pets to end up with this bleak fate.  There are many people who take on a pet without evaluating how much responsibility is involved.  Similar to children, pets require time, love, and attention.  Lack of training, costs, health issues, or lifestyle changes can lead to an individual being unable to keep a pet.  Stray animals who do not have a home also end up in shelters as well as pets rescued from abuse.

Although life in a shelter is by no mean glamorous, it offers a safe environment for animals. If you want to make a difference, donate food and other provisions to your local animal shelter.  Take time out of your busy schedule to volunteer and provide a friendly face for the animals to look to. Every little bit can help during this difficult time of transition for a displaced pet.

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