Animal shelters and rescue centers often struggle to provide homes to all of the creatures of the world that have been abandoned. Since there are so many animals being left to their own devices, finding forever homes is incredibly challenging. While these workers will try their absolute best to help out, their efforts are not always enough to save the animals.
They do not have a wide range of resources available to them. This means that they have to do the best they can with what what they have at their disposal. The darker side of their job is rarely discussed because no one truly wants to think about it. We would all like to assume that shelter animals always find homes. That’s what makes this story such a special one.
One shelter has decided to speak more openly about the struggles that they are experiencing. Paws and Hooves Rescue Foundation workers recently went through a harrowing ordeal. A litter of puppies was deposited at their doorstep. The puppies were sealed inside of a plastic container. Some air holes had been added, in a poor attempt to make their conditions more bearable.
There were ten puppies inside of the box. The animals barely had enough room to exist. They were all soaking wet, due to their confinement. Sadly, occurrences like these are not even all that rare. The veterinary technician who had to take care of these animals decided to write an open letter to the pet owners out there who may consider disposing of their animals like this.
She was sick and tired of seeing this sort of careless cruelty. She started her message by letting the world know that shelters do not have the resources on hand to address these sorts of concerns. When animals are dropped off like this, they are usually euthanized. The shelters do not wish to euthanize the animals but they are often left with no choice.
That’s why it is important for pet owners to take responsibility when it comes to their animals. A shelter cannot bail us out when we do not want to do what is right. If you believe that you are not going to be able to take care of an animal, you should not be bringing them home with you in the first place. Please take a moment to share this story with your friends and loved ones. It just might end up saving a life!
Posted by Paws and Hooves Rescue Foundation on Friday, April 28, 2017