Dallas, TX – Our shelters are in crisis. The celebrations to honor the “empty shelters” across the nation during the pandemic are a distant memory.
Today, healthy dogs are being killed for a lack of adopters and a lack of space. Healthy puppies are being killed. Healthy cats, and kittens – purebreds and mixed breeds. Pets that deserve to live are dying.
Today, two seven-month-old shepherd puppies were euthanized at the Dallas Animal Services facility. Puppies who survived an encounter with rat poison that killed their siblings. This duo survived the poisoning but died anyway.
Some days let’s be honest, most days – the reality is just too hard to take. These puppies are just four weeks older than our family’s shepherd puppy. Puppies who wanted to play, chase balls, chew toys, snuggle, learn, and love. Puppies who did not ask to lose their home, puppies who did not want to die.
Is there an answer? I have no idea. People in the animal rescue community preach about being a responsible owner. They beg and plead for pets to be spayed and neutered. They plead for people to adopt instead of buying from a breeder. But nothing changes…things get worse and more unwanted babies like Mike and Tony (rest in peace) die.
What more is there to say? What more is there to ask…it has all been said. Rest in peace sweet babies. You deserved better.