If we are going to make a difference in reducing the mass euthanasia of companion animals (at least 5000 healthy, adoptable dogs are deliberately destroyed every day), it will take more than shuffling dogs through various rescues/homes and extensive spay/neutering programs.
As I trudged through 5 ft. snow drifts (I’m 5 ft 3 inches tall, so I could easily have “disappeared”), my 3 biggest dogs (Brian, Tristan and Merlin) stayed by my side. They seemed to understand the gravity of the situation. More than once I fell and they immediately gathered around me and stood quietly. Any other time they would have engaged in a play/wrestling match with me.
Take a HALLOWEEN photo of your favorite pet (dog, cat, or any other pet that has paws) and enter it into our PAWPRINTS ON THE HEART calendar/photo contest. The first 3 entries that reach 1000 votes will each receive $100 !!!. . . AND we will post your photo on our Facebook page for the next “leg” of the promotion:
Ask any of us who have walked into a kill facility and rescued or adopted a kitty or dog and saved them from imminent death, and we will tell you that it’s the best feeling in the world to “beat death.” What we soon discover is that this animal did indeed “pick” us, and found his or her way into our hearts and souls for a reason.