Why kill?

Gretchen Zukowski

Imagine you're at an animal shelter. You find the perfect dog, but you don't have enough money for it. You want to wait until next week, so you can pay for it. But the dog has to be euthanized tomorrow, to make more room for another dog. How are you going to convince the owner, of the shelter, to not to kill the dog? More than four million animals are euthanized each year. I believe that euthanizing animals is wrong. Animals who have been abused and put in a shelter, should not be killed. Animal also should have more time in a shelter. If you can't pay for an expensive surgery for your pet, there are ,for example, massage therapy and other non-surgical things.
Why would you kill an animal who has been abused, put in a shelter, and not adopted for they way it looks? People who breed dogs, but don't sell the dogs, euthanize. How can you kill a puppy? Julie Lux the DCA (the Dalmation Club Of America) public relations officer said " We have had only one deaf puppy and it was one of the most difficult and painful experiences of my life." Sometimes Dalmations are born deaf. ( Adams, Jacqueline, 2003) States like California, Georgia, and South Carolina have too many dogs. To fix this they send the dogs to states like Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Washington that needs more dogs. ( Adams, Jacqueline, 2003) Abused dogs deserve another chance to have a new owner. Same with other animals whose owners couldn't take care of them or who were found as a stray.
When you pet is way to sick or too old, you might choose to euthanize them. Some animals are just to old to live on. They can barely walk or breathe. You can put them down. Sometimes your dog is way too sick and doctors can't fix it. You can put them out of their misery. "I'd seen them come in half dead, collars grown into their necks, people giving al kinds of flimsy excuses. I decided some of them are better off dead." Said Mr. White, who joined the Dallas Animal Department in 1975. He hated the thought of euthanasia, until he saw how animals came in ( Mckenzie, Aline, 1998).

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