Getting a pallet of 1000 lbs of dog food from the National Greyhound re-donation program is almost as thrilling as bringing a new dog into the pack . . . it makes the day seem like Christmas, because both cases are full of fun and surprises.
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.
The proof is in the appearance and behavior of the dogs . . . all are a healthy weight (a couple are prone to “chunkiness”), their appetites are good meaning they eat at a normal pace and not over-voraciously, coats are shiny and thick, their eyes are clear, bright and sparkle, and, last but not least, feces have a well-formed consistency.
The following three items are an indispensable part of “digestive distress” first aid kit, and I always keep it stocked especially since I pull dogs from “death row.” These dogs are usually in pretty bad condition when they’re impounded, and in worse shape when they leave.
The information covered in this link is not “just rumors.” Those of us who are trying to reform the “animal control system” (like Roswell’s “death camp”) have been trying to find out what happens to the animals who simply disappear from the records, why the intake numbers are NOT consecutive, and where the euthanized pets go (they claim the landfill.)