Both Eyes Open: Why Dog Shelters Need Your Help

There are countless people who are on their toes to adopt a dog into their lives. Many of them find the dog of their dreams through a dog shelter. However, if the shelters’ current situation continues, people will no longer have that option open.

Animal shelters or dog shelters do need your help to survive. Here are some reasons why:

Bad Reputation

Shelters have endured quite a hit to their reputations because of a single organization: PETA. While this organization says that it pledges to protect animals and fight for their ethical treatment, there has been evidence to show the contrary.

Because of the things that this one organization has done, all the shelters have suffered. There are shelters out there that are fighting to make a difference and are run by good people. Shelters like those are in dire need of volunteers, workers, donations, and support. Donations can even be in kind such as donating your extra bully sticks to these poor dogs.

Shelters need your support in order to survive the reputation that they’ve been suffering because of someone else’s bad practices.

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Competition

Pets, sadly, are a commodity which earns people quite a significant profit. This is the reality of life. Whenever there is a source of money, there will be people that will want to exploit it in whatever method they are able to.

Shelters face real competition from pet stores that run puppy mills. These people know that the general demand will be fore puppies and this is something that not all shelters will have in abundance. Puppy mills try to target the populace that is generally poised to support dog shelters.

Lack of Funding

Shelters and Rescue Centers survive through the tireless and highly stressful work that their volunteers do. It takes a lot of money to keep a shelter running. The animals need food, water, a comfortable place to stay, medicine, and sufficient care.

When shelters do not have sufficient funding to care for animals, they have to shut down. The animals under their care have to be transferred to other facilities that are already burdened. This is what drives up the number of animals that are put down.

Shelters and Rescue Centers are important as they help keep the homeless animal population down and they provide a new start for dogs that were not given that chance early on in their lives. There are many of us that all swear up and down that our rescue Boxer was one of the best things that happened to us. We hope that today’s discussion helps reach out to shelters in their area and offer the help that they can provide.

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