Posted by: ashburnreviews | April 23, 2009

Shelter Animal Relocations

I just read a great article in USA Today.

The article was about a type of animal charity group that transports dogs from one overcrowded shelter and takes them to another shelter where people are on waiting lists to adopt dogs. Sometimes the rescue groups transport dogs 900 miles away. Once transported, in the new shelter, the animals usually get adopted in 3 to 5 days. This relocation service keeps these pets alive and gets them to their forever homes.

I wish very much that people would understand the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. This is a really big deal and I’m not sure people can understand it. The pet over population problem is still very great and there are not enough homes for them all. If people stopped breading their pets, there wouldn’t be such a surplus of animals, and so many animals wouldn’t have to be put to death. To give you a couple statistics about it…

59167380762One female cat and one male cat and their offspring results in 420,000 kittens in 7 years.

One female dog and one male dog and their offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in 6 years.

If you haven’t heard this before, read those number again. Are you seeing how high they are?

Of course the most affective solution to the problem of pet overpopulation is for everyone to spay or neuter your pets. Just one litter is TOOO many. I don’t care how cute or wonderful your pet is. But a program like this – helps. I love this idea. Lets get these pets to people who want them. Way to think out of the box! To create groups like these and be successful with implementing them and saving all these lives is so commendable.

The two groups that they mentioned in the article are Pet Smart’s Rescue Waggin’ and Pup My Ride. (I couldn’t find a web site for Pup My Ride.)

For more information, be sure to read the article.

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