There are ways that with our voices, our efforts, our deeds we can help prevent cruelty. We can make a difference, if even one animal at a time. Please, take a walk through your local animal shelter. Pick out a friend who will love you unconditionally for life. They haven't much time...

According to the Humane Society of the United States' web site, About 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 11 seconds—

are put down in U.S. shelters each year.

(http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/).

 

   To pay such a price for being alone and hungry is unthinkable.

 

And from the American Humane Association web site (http://www.americanhumane.org/

animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/animal-shelter-euthanasia.html):

    "56 percent of dogs and 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.

    Only 15 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are reunited with their owners.

    25 percent of dogs and 24 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are adopted.

 

It is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in the nation’s shelters in 2008. This number represents a generally accepted statistic that is widely used by many animal welfare organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)."

 

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