I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought it would be of interest!
Note: information from YouTube
In the United States alone, an estimated 6-8 million beautiful animals are placed in animal shelters each years. From that number an estimated 3-4 million animals make it out alive. The rest are euthanized. In the United States and many other areas across the world, we are being faces with massive pet overpopulation. Ignorant and irresponsible owners are not spaying and neutering their animals, and are letting their pets have puppies or kittens. Many times it is because parents want their children to experience the birth of animals. It can feel like a beautiful experience to see a new mother cat gently licking her newborn kittens. The sad thing is, this can actually send a bad image to children. After all, I´ve never seen a case in which these newborn kittens or puppies stay with the family for long. They are all sold or given away. Does this send a good image? No, it tells children that animals are to be used by people and that they can be given away or sold for profit. Think about this: every single kitten or puppy that your pet has, another beautiful life will be euthanized at a shelter. When a breeder or regular person with an intact animal sells the kittens and puppies, they are taking away a home that an animal at an animal shelter may have taken. This is the sad reality of the present world. By creating life, you are also destroying life in the process. What is sickening is when animal shelters are blamed for the problem. No, they are not at fault. The kill …
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