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Increasing Animal Adoptions at Shelters - It was a hard day for me. My dog of almost 7 years had to be put down, and it was the first pet I had ever lost. My dad wasn’t too keen on me getting a new puppy. We started looking at other dogs and my dad found one that he thought we should get. My parents decided to take me on a surprise trip to the animal shelter to get a better look at the dogs that we wanted to adopt. As we entered the dog room, barks started to echo around us and excited dogs jumped up on their kennels to make sure we saw them....   [tags: increase dog adoptions]
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Is the American Pit-bull Breed an Excessively Vicious Breed or Are They Just Misunderstood by Today’s Standards? - ... The job of the Pit Bulls was to deliver messages back and forth across the battlefields. Pit Bulls were bred to bait bulls and bears as a sport back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also in the early 20th century pit bulls were used as catch dogs in America for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, and steer livestock, and as family companions. In the United Kingdom pit bulls were used in blood sports such as the torment of bulls, bear and cock fighting. These blood sports were officially eliminated in 1835 as Britain began to present animal welfare laws....   [tags: violent dog breeds]
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Pit Bulls: Are They Really the Monsters They're Made out to Be? - ... Judy Cohen and John Richardson authors of “Pit Bull Panic” have been researching how pit bulls are portrayed in the media. They are looking at several aspects of the story; Cohen and Richardson are looking at whether pit bulls are more violent toward people than other dog breeds and the issue of dog fighting. If the dog is bred to fight, it is aggressive towards people. Between 1987 and 2000, they looked at 72 stories that the New York Times published on pit bulls. Cohen and Richardson found that 26 of those stories covered attacks on people, and 22 covered legislation restricting ownership, and 9 described owners of pit bulls, that are considered the “dregs of society”....   [tags: banned dog breeds]
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Legislation against Pit Bulls and Owners in Sioux City, Iowa - If you’re a pit bull owner in Sioux City, Iowa, you are faced with certain ordinances that make it more difficult to own and keep your dog. This is Sioux City’s attempt to keep its citizens’ safe and prevent the abuse and harm of the pitbull. The city is trying to promote safety and animal advocacy. This ordinance is not effective because it punishes the animal and not the owner; it also does not take into account the animals individual personality. Legislators should create laws that consider all dogs based on their individual behavior and hold owner accountable for their animals....   [tags: bsl, breed specific legislation, pit bulls, laws, ]
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Why Dog Attacks Occur and Who Are the Main Culprits - Have you ever been or seen someone attacked by a dog. Dog attacks are a growing problem in the U.S today, often resulting in the euthanasia of usually non-aggressive dogs. Instead of direct euthanasia, these are the three details we need to focus on; we need more compensation because aggressive behavior displayed by dogs is usually a form of communication not a direct act of violence. Statistics of dog attacks have been running since the 1980’s, keeping tabs on the amount of attacks based upon breeds....   [tags: compensation and euthanasia]
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Eight Stages of Genocide Compared to Dog Breed Bans - First is classification, meaning people or animals are categorized and then put into an us versus them situation. In people, a good example of this would be the Jewish people during Hitler’s reign. They were considered to be less than human, and perfectly fine to destroy, just because they were different. In comparison to BSL laws, we say that “ pit bulls”, rottweilers, and other so called aggressive breed dogs are dangerous compared to “regular” dogs who are not dangerous. The media makes this worse because they are constantly classifying these dogs as being nasty fighting dogs that are owned by gang members, drug dealers, dog fighters, thugs, and other persona non grata....   [tags: canine legislation, politics]
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The Extent of Animal Abuse in the World - The Extent of Animal Abuse in the World It is a bright, sunny, spring day in a small town. A father is outside grilling and a little boy is laughing and having a fantastic time playing fetch with his dog. There is a beautiful cat laying in the window sill purring and watching everyone outside while a little girl gently strokes its head. At the end of the night, the pets go to sleep in a warm home with a full stomach. This is the way most individuals expect people to be treating their pets. There are several homes in America that have a pet in their household....   [tags: illegal dogfighting, innocent animals, treatment]
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Dog Breed Bans - Pets have been a part of the American life for forever. It comes to no surprise that the most popular pet in the United States is the dog. There are over 68 million dogs owned with a range of 130 dog breeds. Over the past ten years, it has become clear that the rate of dog bites has steadily been rising. There are over 4.7 million reported cases of dog bites each year in the United States alone. State officials have been hounding the dog world for years over this issue. Instead of blaming certain dog breeds for violence, people should instead be looking at the owners themselves (Pet-Owner Liability)....   [tags: pets, german sheperds, violence]
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The Benefits of Prison Animal Training Programs - A litter of puppies gets dropped off down a dirt road, they soon will go to an animal shelter, and eventually, prison. More than 15 million animals face possible death in shelters and are being rescued by a surprising group of people: prisoners (Rhoades). Animals in shelters die every day because of limited amount of space, injuries, and behavior problems that cause them not to be adopted. They shouldn’t have to suffer from lack of attention since they have done nothing wrong. Instead, the animals could be sent to prisons for training by inmates, which would increase the animal’s chances of being adopted....   [tags: Prison Essays]
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Save the Puppies from the Puppy Mills - ... Puppy mills breed up to 70+ breeds of dogs at any given time (Dionne 7). A common thought that I had was that puppy mills do not breed purebred dogs. According to Dionne, mills breed both purebred and mix breed dogs (7). A mix breed dog would be one that is a combination of two or more breeds. For example, a goldendoodle is a mix breed dog. It is a combination of a golden retriever and a poodle. A purebred dog is one that has two parents of the same breed. For example, my dog is a Yorkshire Terrier, a purebred....   [tags: adopt, mill, breeder, inhumane]
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What You Should Do During Pet Emergencies - 5 Most Common Pet Emergencies and How to Handle Them Our pets are part of our family. Seeing them go through emergencies, or even a simple flu, can be an aching experience. As responsible pet owners, we should know what type of possible health problems our pets will likely to experience during their lifetime. As trite as it sounds, prevention is always better than looking for a cure. With this in mind, it is always best to learn preventive measures to help save our pets during life-threatening situations....   [tags: Veterinary, Animals] 689 words
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The Weimaraner: a Superior Breed - When choosing a dog, I would choose a Weimaraner because they are some of the most playful, intelligent, athletic, beautiful, and loyal dogs that exist. Personality is one of the greatest aspects of these kinds of dogs. They are playful, smart, loving, and affectionate. Weimaraners have very strong and individual personalities of their own. These kinds of dogs are so smart and special that they have personalities and intelligence that may rival that of human beings. They need to be treated as a member of their people and family....   [tags: Dog Breeds, choosing a dog] 2574 words
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Artificial Selection: Specific Overall Trait - ... For instance, the Dalmatian compared to a Grey Wolf. A Dalmatian has very short spotted fur, floppy ears, and a very slender body. A Grey Wolf, however, has normally long dark grey fur, pointed ears, and a larger sized body. (Differencesbetween.net, 2010) This shows how much breeds can change physically from the controlled human breeding process. Matured Grey Wolves originally had very large paws and long legs that they used to their advantage to help them run quickly while they hunt. The current domesticated dog, however, has rather small and slender legs and paws, they weren't built to hunt for survival....   [tags: dog, breeding, physical, behavioral]
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Dogfighting is Abuse - In America, most of the economy is based, in some way, on sports which include but not limited to football, soccer, and baseball. There are some instances, however, where individuals view certain sports differently, especially when they involve animals. Although many individuals see it as a sport, dogfighting constitutes as abuse because of the prices paid for the humans’ gain. Many dogfighters want to claim that dogfighting is simply another sport; however, the underlying effects it has on the animals are more severe than on humans....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Industrialized Dog Breeding - Puppy mills. Hearing that term should make a person furious. Puppy mills are dog breeding operations where profit is placed above animal welfare. Puppy mills represent a serious concern, not only for the dogs, but for future generations as well. The United States government must eliminate puppy mills by having mill owners be incarcerated instead of just fined, allowing more searches of certified breeders, and have congress pass a nationwide law. Background Information Within the background of the American dog breeding society lies a dark secret....   [tags: breeding operations, puppy mills]
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The Domestic Dog - The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, is one of the most diverse mammal species knows. This species can be found nearly everywhere, with separate breeds originating from every continent, except Antarctica. However, as widely distributed as this species is, little is known about its actual origin. Scientists have been able to track some lineages down through fossil records and genetic data. But it is undetermined how exactly old this species is, or even where this domestic dog may have started at. So, how is it that humans are not as familiar with “man’s best friend” as we are with many other species....   [tags: canis, mammal species] 1899 words
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Change is Inevitable: "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls - “The fame of my dogs spread all over our parts of the Ozarks. They were the best in the country” (Rawls 131). This is a quote from the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Where the Red Fern Grows is a book about a boy, Billy, and his two coon hunting dogs. The three of them have many adventures, and many of these adventures demonstrate the theme that change is inevitable. Firstly, the part of the book when Billy got into a fight with the kids in the town is a great example of the theme change is inevitable....   [tags: Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls,]
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Breed Specific Legislation: Unfair to Pit Bulls - Niko is a boxer mix from Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City had a ban against owning a dog of the “pit bull” breed. Niko was taken from his home in 2007 by animal control, and wrongfully accused for the way he looked. He was held in a kennel at the pound during the entire eight month period it took for his owners to get him back. After multiple court hearings, Niko was finally released and sent home with his family (Campbell). Niko’s story is a great reference to the many controversial thoughts people have against the laws regarding breed bans for pit bulls....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]
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Man's Best Friend the Pit Bull - ... When he was discover by the commanding officer, Stubby mimicked his fellow troops, and saluted the officer. He continued to accompany his unit on missions. Stubby became the 1st dog to be given an armed forces rank after bringing down a German troop spying on his unit. (Irwin, T. 2013). Over time, targeted media attention tarnished this American image of the Bull terrier. Dog fighting immerged. Although this cruel “sport” can be traced back to ancient Greece, here in America, the “Police Gazette” was the source of the best dog fighting information in the late 1700 to early 1800....   [tags: dog, breed, bites, issues] 1056 words
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Domesticated Animals and Wild Animals - ... For years, knowing the aggressiveness of dog breeds and passing legislation banning ownership of certain breeds has been considered essential to protecting the public from dog bites4,5,13,14, which in turn, can lower the number of potential rabies exposures from dogs in general. Breeds such as German Shepherds, Rottweilers, pit bull type dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Chow Chows have been noted by several studies as the dogs most often causing bites that lead to treatment in the emergency department, with pit bull type dogs and Rottweilers causing the most dog bite fatalities....   [tags: rabies virus, bite reports] 1227 words
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Outline: Adopting a Dog is Better than Buying a Dog from Pet Stores and Puppy Mills - ... b. The puppies that are born get removed from their mother and other siblings at just a few weeks of age which is the most critical period for them to start to develop properly. c. Puppies that spend time with their mother and their litter mates are not likely to develop problems like shyness, aggression, fear, or anxiety (ASPCA, 2014) 4. The breeding process is also brutal on the females who have these puppies. a. “The breeding females are viewed as moneymaking machines, as disposable property, not as individuals with inherent worth” (Animal Rescue Corps, 2014)....   [tags: love, humane society, living conditions]
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Absolute Power Corrupts in "Animal Farm" by George Orwell - Animal Farm, by George Orwell, was written to show how absolute power corrupts, just as Stalin’s power did following the Russian Revolution in 1917. In the allegory Animal Farm, each character represents a political figure from the days around the Russian Revolution. For example, Joseph Stalin is represented by a pig named Napoleon, Squealer, another pig, represents Stalin’s propaganda department, and the dogs represent the Secret Police (KBG). Using the nine dogs that Napoleon raises (intimidation), Squealer (propaganda), and manipulation, Orwell illustrates how Napoleon was able to gain and maintain control of the farm....   [tags: Animal Farm, George Orwell, ] 1297 words
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What Makes The Dog - Human Bond so Powerful? - Dogs follow their hearts, noses, and eyes. “They can be victims of their unrelenting curiosity, boundless love, and that is why we love them, why we identify with them, and why they are us” (Irvine, & Bekoff, (2004). Throughout history, humans have formed close attachments to them. The dog is a remarkable animal. Communicating is very important when it comes to the relationship between an animal and its owner. This paper will address three kinds of communication between animals and their owners: the spoken communication, body language and sensory cues....   [tags: Pets]
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The Call of the Wild - Title: The Call Of The Wild Author: Jack London Copyright: 1986 Setting: The beginning setting takes place on the property of Judge Miller in Santa Clara Valley, California in 1897. Later the setting takes place in Alaska during the Gold Rush of the Klondike. Main Character: Buck is the only main character of the book. Buck is a dog who is part Saint Bernard and part Shephard. Summary: Buck is my favorite character of the book. He had such a great life before he was stolen and sold to some very nasty people....   [tags: essays research papers] 1091 words
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Dog Obedience Programs in the United States - ... More products and services are available than ever to assist in responsibly caring for a pet.” The APPA conducted a survey in 2012 indicated the following statistics in pet ownership: “77.5 million owned dogs in the U.S.; most owners (67 percent) own one dog; 24 percent of owners own two dogs; 9 percent of owners own three or more dogs; 19 percent of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter and, 75 percent of owned dogs are spayed or neutered.” Although the positive impact of the pet industry has been the steady increase in pet ownership, there are some downsides, conversely....   [tags: pet ownership and training] 702 words
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Do Pit Bulls Make Good Pets? - “If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly. The discrimination against pit bulls is wrong and uncalled for....   [tags: Domestic Animals]
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How Does Conflict Lead to Change - ... this act led Gary to rethink his perspective on the nature of animals; whether they were smart or dumb. his dogs displayed another intelligent act when he fell and severely injured himself and against all odds they returned to him. his dogs were also very smart when they knew where Gary was when he fell. also one of his dogs instinctively knew his injury and started licking his wound to staunch the bleeding. when the dogs came to save him he thought that somewhere they had great knowledge and maybe knew, almost motherly where he was and essentially cared for him....   [tags: the American Revoluiton, civil rights movement] 578 words
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The Benefits of Adopting a Cat - ... They are great for widowed families, divorcees, and single people young or old. According to a study in 2011 conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, 2.4 million adults with vision loss are widowed, 3.6 million are divorced or separated, and 3.4 million have never been married (Monroe). Cats have reduced the risk of depression and loneliness in the lives of these individuals. Even the loneliest person can be kept company by a Along with being comforting, cats are also a great addition to a family with children and are the easiest animal to take care of (Cats vs Dogs)....   [tags: inexpensive, emotional, family] 1141 words
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Human and Animal Relationship - I am the only child in my family, so I often felt some kind of solitude. Finally, instead of a sibling, on my eleventh birthday I received a very special present from my lovely parents. It was a white cat with some black spots on its paws and near the neck. I proudly called him Tom as I was a huge fan of “Tom And Jerry” cartoons which attracted me to the TV every evening. I can’t find a word to describe that happy moments of my childhood spent playing with Tom. I built a small house for him from Lego pieces, forced him to stay in bed to watch cartoons together, and taught him how to play soccer along with some other tricks, and washing Tom in the bath was also a pleasure challenge for me....   [tags: Prevention, Creating Equality]
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The Harm of Puppy Mills - So you want to adopt a puppy. Well there are two main places that your puppy could have been born. First, your puppy could have been born at a puppy mill. This is an inhumane, mass breeding location that can be very detrimental to your new pet. Another location that your puppy could have been born at is a breeder. This is a more humane location for your puppy to have been born. When adopting a puppy you should avoid going to a pet store because most pet stores receive their puppies from puppy mills; inhumane and overpopulated puppy breeding places....   [tags: Pet Adoption, Inhumane Treatment]
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The History of Dog Discrimination - Have you ever discriminated a dog because of it known to be mean and aggressive. Certain dog breeds have been stereotyped as vicious and dangerous, such as Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. In order to counteract these incidents, people have been enacting specific laws to ban these breeds. People look to mass media for what is a danger to society and bully breeds have become a target. These breeds have gotten a bad rap and have been discriminated because of mass media and opinions made from people against these breeds....   [tags: pit bulls, rottweilers] 3126 words
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My Input on Dog Walking - ... I had learned a really important lesson that day, and that lesson was that any job anyone has taken some seriousness out of that person in order for that job to be done right sometimes. This job has a lot of responsibility that needs to go into it, as well as the seriousness it takes in order to be a dog walker. I have learned from this job that I need to be alert while walking the dogs, I need to be able to clean up any messes or damages that the dogs might do, but most importantly I have learned that no matter what happens in this job, I need to take ownership, and responsibility to whatever may happen, because while I’m walking these dogs they are my responsibility, and my problem....   [tags: personal relfections] 751 words
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The Three Types of Annoying People - The Annoying Public Different types of people are all around, some can be found as irksome to others. Three types of annoying people exist in the world. The three types of annoying people are people who are new employees at stores, people who walk vicious dogs, and people who do ignore public signs. New people who come to work are very irritating. The first reason that new employees who work at stores are annoying is because they are not aware of their surrounding of the store. For instance, the employees do not know around the stores so they cannot help us....   [tags: classification essay] 590 words
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Looking at Pit Bull Fighting - Racial profiling is wrong, we all know that so why do so many of us still do this. Blacks, Whites, Asians, and Hispanics can live a free life here in America, so why can’t Pit bulls. Pit bull fighting has become a big thing in America for people to do as a hobby. The humans that fight the dogs are the ones who are giving pit bulls the bad reputation they are receiving when in reality it is the humans who deserve the bad reputation. Pit bulls are surrounded with ignorance, misinformation, myths and lies more than any other dog causing all the hate and discrimination towards this breed....   [tags: animal abuse and exploitation] 514 words
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Why People Should Adopt Rather Than Buy a Dog, an Outline - ... 2. Since 2006, this estimated number equates to more than half of all dogs admitted to animal shelters, not including stray animals (The New York Times.com). B. The overall conditions at these puppy mills are shocking and atrocious. 1. Christina Matthies, a writer for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), explained how dogs are “put in cages, denied proper veterinary care and nutrition, given dirty water, and forced to dwell in their own filth” (Matthies)....   [tags: pet store, puppy mill]
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Does Buying a Dog or Cat Change a Person's Personality - ... There is a general belief that dog owners have a different personality and disposition than cat owners. This brings us to the research experiment we will be conducting. Will owning a dog or a cat possibly change your personality by increasing or decreasing an individual’s extroversive behavior. I am predict that dog owner’s will aspire to a higher trait of extraversion after two years of owning it and cat owner’s will have lower behavioral traits of extraversion. The goal of this paper is to gain knowledge on what can change one’s personality as well as to reflect upon the personality changes that may exist when having a dog or a cat....   [tags: psychological research] 1192 words
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How To Teach and Take Care of Your Dog - We all know that a pet dog is to be spoiled in the family today. It is not only fun to keep house-efficient supporter for the theft that is "you" of people, especially the style of her dogs for a title is very cost-stately style guards. But do you want to get a four-legged friend really docile, promoting maximum use of them, not everyone knows how. Recently, when the economy is growing every family raising a dog is wrong in how to teach dogs. So I will tell you how to teach and take care of your dog....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 898 words
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World Sporting Events Are Much More than Just Games - ... So, in secret, the government starting getting these dogs off the street. However, the way they did it is not the way you would expect. There were no shelters in Sochi so the dogs could not stay anywhere. What should have happened was building of shelters or at least relocation of these dogs to a safe place until the olympics are over. What happened instead was a private company was hired to “dispose” of these dogs. Essentially, poison the dogs and then get rid of the bodies so when the Olympics come, its like the dogs were never there and no one will know it even happened....   [tags: socioeconomic and political issues, agendas]
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Sports, Games, and Pastimes of the Elizabethan Era - ... Bear baiting involved a bear tied to a stake by a long, sturdy rope or chain in the middle of an arena. The bear would only have a 15 foot radius to move around. Many bears were imported from foreign countries for the sole purpose of this brutal sport. The animal was put into a pit where a decent amount of fierce dogs or even lions were let in to attack the confined bear. The most common breed of dogs used was the mastiff, but almost any breed that was trained to kill was put into the arena....   [tags: Inhumane, Bloody] 1400 words
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Why Adopt a Shelter or Rescue Dog - Once the decision has been made to adopt a homeless animal from a shelter, one must consider what animal is suitable for their lifestyle. Dogs are remarkable creatures that come in all shapes and sizes and have been man’s best friend for over 30,000 years (Stanglin, 2012). Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue awards many benefits. Shelter and rescue groups offer an array of dogs that vary in size, color, and age; thus, allowing one to adopt a seemly companion. Despite the efforts of animal shelters and rescue groups, “5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized” (“Pet Statistics,”)....   [tags: Animals]
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Stubby: World War I Hero Dog - Historians who study World War 1 have argued about Stubby’s importance on many occasions. An argument that comes up frequently is this; Is Stubby is only regarded as famous in the world of military animals because he was the first American military dog. Although his actions were great, they were not incredibly unique, as European war dogs had been involved in battle too, and had been doing just as well as Stubby for a longer amount of time (Tamara). However, whether or not Stubby’s actions warrant fame and recognition is irrelevant....   [tags: American military, sargeant, trenches]
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Where The Red Fern Grows - Billy was walking home one day when there was a dog fight in the ally and he went to investigate to see what was going on and there was a bunch of dog’s beating up on one dog so he decided to get involved and break it up. They all scattered away when they saw him coming. The dog that was getting beat up on was lying on the ground in what looked like a lot of pain. He rushed over and noticed he was a beautiful hound dog. He also noticed that he wasn’t hurt that bad, just scared. This hound dog reminded him of his hounds that he had had when he was just a boy....   [tags: essays research papers] 868 words
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Managing Pit Bull Terriers - Managing Pit Bull Terriers Queensland premier, Peter Beattie says "having a Pit Bull Terrier is like having a loaded gun in your house," this is wrong. It is the bad owners of these dogs that should be held accountable to the destructive behavior of these breeds. Nobody can deny that Pit Bull terriers don't have a bad reputation but that doesn't mean the breed should be eliminated. It is the decent dogs of the breed that are being wrongly accused for the actions of other dogs....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Allowing an Alternative Healing Process - Everyday around the world millions of people experience the amazing bond between humans and animals. Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet and experienced that unconditional love, understanding, and acceptance, knows the value of a pet’s companionship. These qualities make animals the ideal therapeutic visitors for patients in hospitals and other medical facilities. So why is it that some facilities do not want their residents to take hold of this relationship. Therapy dogs provide motivational, educational, and recreational interactions that can enhance an individual’s value of life....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Are They Beauty or Beast? - ... Anderson believes that all pit bulls are born with an innate aggressive behavior. He also believes that pit bulls are causing problems on all public properties (Anderson). Anderson states that, “Gotham police and other authorities had to round up 892 biting dogs in 1997, 200 more than the year before” (Anderson). Anderson thinks that there should be a ban on the pit bull breed, because of their unusual behavioral traits. The traits that make pit bulls seem so horrid would be, quick to rage, determined, and oblivious to pain....   [tags: pit bulls, dangerous dog breeds] 818 words
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Informative Speech: Breed Specific Legislation - Specific Purpose Statement: To invite my audience to explore the advantages, disadvantages, and the alternatives associated with breed specific legislation. Thesis: Breed specific legislation is a controversial topic in which I am very interested and would like to explore both sides of the issue to perhaps learn something new. Pattern of Organization: Multiple Perspectives Introduction I. [Attention Getter] Imagine you were told you couldn't do something or live somewhere for the sole reason you looked dangerous....   [tags: Informative Speech] 743 words
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What is a Puppy Mill? - What is a Puppy Mill, How are animals being at Puppy Mills. Animals are being severely neglected by the owners. Responsible breeding practices end up killing. Animals get abused and usually are left to die with no food, water or even locked in a cage. Puppy mills are operating all over the U.S. After breeding for amount of times and don’t get time to recover and cant reproduce anymore are often killed off. Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without care, food, water and socialization....   [tags: unsanity conditions, breeding practices]
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Save a Life and Adopt from an Animal Shelter - ... Most people do not want to adopt a dog or cat from a shelter because they do not know what they are getting themselves into. Some of the most common misconceptions of why animals end up in shelters was they have been abused or they have done something wrong to end up in an animal shelter. Surprisingly this is far from the truth, most animals are surrendered because of “people reasons” such as divorces, moves, lack of time, and financial reasons are just some of the common reasons pets lost their home....   [tags: forever home, expense, humane society]
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Pet Overpopulation: Cause and Effect of Homeless Pets - A harmless visit to the neighborhood pet store turns into a ruthless encounter for me. Every Saturday, Pecan (my dog) and I visit a local pet store to purchase food and treats for her. Pecan and I pass by a dozen of shelter volunteers eagerly showcasing homeless dogs before entering the pet store. Shelter volunteers are special because they are willing to devote their Saturday morning to help homeless pets. On the way I stop and great each volunteer and dog, then I walk away emotionally grieving and trying to holding back tears....   [tags: cause and effect essays, pet adoption] 615 words
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Feeding Your Pets the Healthy Way and The Right Way - Pet owners consider their pet part of the family most of the time. You treat your pet the best you can because they are people who are very dear to you. So why would you feed your family food that will harm their health. Would you ever think that something called BARF could be healthy for your family pet. When it stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food it certainly does mean it is healthy. Feeding your dog or cat a nutritionally balanced raw food diet is a beneficial way of allowing the, to live long healthy lives....   [tags: pet care, pet nutrition, rew food diet]
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The Misrepresentation of Pit Bulls in the Media - The misrepresentation of Pit Bull breeds in the media has been reflected in American culture. As these dogs were incorporated into World War I propaganda, they were perceived as symbols of courage and strength, the archetype of American dog breeds5. When, in the 1920s and 1930s, American Staffordshire Terrier “Pete the Pup” starred in the comedy Our Gang, later known as The Little Rascals, Pit Bulls were considered “nanny dogs” and family-friendly pets7. When the media focused heavily on illegal dog fighting rings and gang culture in the 1970s and 1980s, Pit Bulls were called demonic and unpredictable....   [tags: dog attack, american culture, animal violence]
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The American Pit Bull: Nature vs Nurture - When the American Pit Bull is discussed, the subject of nature versus nurture is often the primary topic. Over the last ten to twenty years, thoughts have changed greatly in respect to dog fighting. Throughout history, several different types of dogs have been used for dogfighting. Ancient Romans had displays of dog fights, as well as gladiators, in their great arenas long before the bully breed ever came into existence (Hsu & Sun, 2010). Thankfully, society has evolved, and so has the ideas behind the fight of dogs....   [tags: animal genetics]
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The Plight of the Black Footed Ferret - Only a small handful of endangered species have been reunited to there respective populations in the last few decades. The black footed ferret (also recognized as its scientific name Mustela Nigripes) was thought to be one of the most endangered animals in the United States and completely wiped out from Canada. The black footed ferrets were declared extinct in 1974, in 1981 a miracle happened when aferret was discovered in Meeteetsee, Wyoming when John and Lucille Hogg’s ranch dog killed a black footed ferret and carried the dead animal home; they took the corpse to a knowledgeable taxidermist Larry LaFranchie....   [tags: Mustela Nigripes, Habitat Loss]
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The Importance of a Dog's Weight - The Importance of a Dog’s Weight Dogs, also known as canines, can be traced back to the beginning of mankind. The word ‘canine’ is derived from the Latin word ‘canis’. Dogs have evolved from wolves and have become man’s best friend. Although dogs have changed very little over time, studies and researchers have proved that maintaining a dog’s health is more difficult now than in the centuries before. One of the most important health factors for a dog is its weight. Being overweight causes many threats to the life of a dog and there are many underlying reasons why a dog might be overweight....   [tags: veterinarian, cushing’s syndrome]
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Technique Analysis: Biography of Quentin Tarantino - ... The film uses nonlinear storyline by showing how the characters got to the present situation and how the heist was ruined. The film goes back and forth through events that happened. The film begins with all the people having brunch at a diner and then the next scene is Mr Orange in the back of a car bleeding out. Non-linear narrative is used to get the audience thinking about what is going on or what is going to unfold next. It is a great directorial technique to keep the audience's on their feet by changing the usual way people would watch movies....   [tags: film technique, music] 1091 words
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where the red fern grows - In the story, Billy was walking home one day when there was a dog fight in the ally and he went to investigate to see what was going on and there was a bunch of dog’s beating up on one dog so he decided to get involved and break it up. They all scattered away when they saw him coming. The dog that was getting beat up and was lying on the ground and it was hurt. He went to the dog and saw it was a beautiful hound dog. He also noticed that the dog wasn’t hurt that bad, just scared. When Billy was a boy he always wanted a pair of hound dogs....   [tags: essays research papers] 771 words
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How to Choose the Perfect Dog - With hundreds of breeds and an endless supply of mixed breeds available, how do you know how to choose the perfect dog for you. Finding the right dog or puppy can be very stressful. It is a huge decision to make and not one to rush in to. Everyone loves a puppy. But what if you choose one that doesn't fit you. You may end up with a dog that is too big or overactive for your personality. There are certain things to consider before making your choice. What are you looking for in a dog. Male dogs are known to be bigger than female dogs and to carry more dominance....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 466 words
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Training and Owning a Dog - How many people own a dog. Who trained the dog. Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but it takes a special dog to be a hunting aid. Labrador Retrievers are one of many retrieving dogs and do well around guns, water, elderly people, and children. Owning and training a dog is beneficial to people because it builds companionship and the dog can be used as an aid in hunting. There are many different things people have to do to keep their dog healthy. The first one is feed them a little better quality dog food instead of the cheapest food found out in stores....   [tags: good qualit dog foos, walks, swimming]
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Alpha Dog - An alpha dog is the literal leader of the pack. All dogs respect him (or her) as a superior and defer to his authority. It is crucial to be a human “alpha dog” in order to maintain control over a pack of six or sixty dogs. If the dogs will not follow your commands, a situation dangerous to the dogs will result. Becoming an alpha dog is more of an art than a science. Different approaches will work but a few basic rules apply: · Learn all of the dogs’ names and personalities. · Be assertive, especially with high-rank dogs....   [tags: Animal Behavior] 953 words
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Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls - Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls There was this boy named Billy who lives on a farm. He wants two good hunting dogs, very badly, but his Pap cannot afford any for him. Billy decides that he has to work hard, selling fruit and bait to fishermen, so eventually he has enough money for the dogs. He gives the money to his grandfather, who orders the dogs for him. Billy sneaks off in the middle of the night to go to town and pick them up. While in town, other children pick on him, but he stands up for himself and is helped by the local sheriff....   [tags: Rawls Red Fern Book Review] 962 words
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Smart Dog Collar - ... However, it neglected some key vital signs of dogs included plus and breathing rate, both signs are important and give a baseline to recognize abnormal symptoms. Health vest which is used by veterinarians to collect heart and breathing rates. The electrocardiography device detects and amplifies the tiny electrical changes on the skin that are caused when the heart muscle depolarizes during each heartbeat. But health vests is bulky and the problem of applied when a dog is anxious. In fact, it is difficult to adapt to wear vest for a long period....   [tags: preventing dog obesity, dog health] 817 words
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A Diabetics Best Friend - Picture a child of at least six years old standing in a store aisle staring at their mother on the cold tile floor violently twitching and moaning. As a result from the jerking body movements the tongue is severely bitten and a combination of blood and saliva begin to flow out of the mouth. The child is infinitely oblivious to what is going on that the only emotion they can express are the tears streaming down their face from the fact that a hug or kiss won’t make this situation go away. Finally a stranger who notices immediately covers the child’s view and grabs their cell phone to call 911....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Training A Dog Properly - ... In nature, strong animals are often identified as the leader. They don’t show weaknesses or fear, and they protect their pack. Since humans have a natural tendency to show compassion, it is an unconscious effort to portray emotional energy onto a dog. The emotional energy that humans are capable of is often seen as loving acts of kindness; yet displaying emotional energy to a dog can be interpreted as being weak. With the aforesaid concept in mind, one must always remember to show calm and assertive energy to a dog, as they will not follow a leader who they perceive as weak (Millan, “Cesar’s Way” 116-117)....   [tags: hunting, guarding, well-behave]
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Gold in the Yukon and Naturalism: Jack London’s Novella "The Call of the Wild" - Imagine this: Gold was just discovered in the Yukon Territory of Canada, and many gold miners rush to the North to see if they can strike rich. However, in order to do so, they need big, strong dogs with warm coats to protect them from the biting cold. As a result, a dog from the sunny state of California is dog napped and taken to be sold to anyone who is willing to buy him. When the dog is sold, he is shipped to the cold North. As he gets out of the boat, a chilling wind runs past him and, he realizes that he isn’t in California anymore....   [tags: Jack London, Call of the Wild, Canada, ] 1237 words
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The Strengths and Limitations of the Behaviourist Approach in Explaining Behaviour - The aim of this essay is to describe and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the behaviourist approach in terms of ability to explain behaviour. This essay will briefly outline the historical development of the behaviourist approach and include psychologists ranging from Watson to Bandura. This essay will describe in detail the different perspectives held within behaviourism from classical conditioning to the social learning theory and discuss the strengths and weakness surrounding these theories....   [tags: Psychology Behavior]
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Understanding the Effects of Rescue Shelters from a Dog's Perspective - Traditionally, humans acquired canines to serve functional purposes (Marston & Bennett, 2003). We have been able to document a relationship between humans and dogs as far back as twelve thousand years. As our ancestors began to become less nomadic, they settled down and started forming small communities where they learned to grow crops and raise livestock (Horowitz, 2009). These settled communities were sufficiently stable and it wasn’t long before wild animals began noticing that they produced a large amount of waste....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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R.E.A.D: Helping Children with Autism Learn to Read - For any child, learning to read and write are two fundamental processes that exemplify literacy development. However, a child with Autism tends to struggle in gaining the essential skills required for reading due to his or her difficulty with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. This severe developmental disorder also effects a child’s sensory, memory, motor, and postural control; therefore making it a challenge to interact with the environment (Autism Speaks Inc., 2012)....   [tags: Education, special education]
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The Alternative Food Source for the 21st Century - The Alternative Food Source for the 21st Century It's taken for granted that dogs are man's best friend. But what would a puppy taste like in a nice teriyaki sauce with a side of mushrooms. Would a collie taste better than a nice strip loin steak. Or would you rather substitute your hot dog at the ballpark for a real dog, maybe a terrier. Dogs can be both tasty and nutritious and are the new wave of edible animal in the 21st century. Crazy you say. Ludicrous you yell. Inhumane you complain. Nonsense....   [tags: Papers] 640 words
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The Truth About Pit Bulls - Owning a pit bull in today’s day and age has one of two reactions: Either the person loves them or is terrified of them. There are so many myths about Pit Bulls and they are just that. Myths. Some of the myths that surround pit bulls are that they have “lock jaw” and they have a killer instinct that does not stop at just killing other animals. Pit bull advocates, such as myself, know that Pit Bulls have always been known as the “nanny dog” throughout history because of how much they love children and their loyalty to their families....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Animal use in Psychological Research: Cruel or Necessary? - He awakens to the sound of whimpers. He then tilts his head to the sound of shoes clinking on the concert floor, and then the light enters his small cage. He raises his head, tail between his legs, to look at the men peering down at him. He knows that the pain from the electric shocks is waiting for him. He doesn’t know why they want to hurt him, after all he’s just a dog. Since psychology’s founding, animals has been used as an important way for psychologist to test their hypnosis, and conduct experiments....   [tags: experiments, shocks, benefit] 531 words
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Prevention of Animal Overpopulation - Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in pursuit of ending such criminal means, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the horrific crimes of animal deaths in shelters. It is no secret that this world has become infused with problems that have extended from one side of the globe to the other....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Ban a Pit bull, Save a Life: Why the Ontario Ban against Pit bull Terriers Should Remain in Place - “Mom. Mom. The dogs got Cody. The dogs got Cody” (Vancouver Sun, 2007). Just a few days after Christmas in 2004, these are the cries that awoke Sheri Fontaine. Fontaine raced from her bed into the living room to find her three-year old son, Cody Fontaine, savaged by the dogs that were staying temporarily in her house. Tragically, young Cody did not survive the attack. A young life taken, a mother’s life ruined. Sadly, this story is not as uncommon as one of violence against people, they exhibit highly stubborn characteristics that make them difficult to control, and such bans have proven to be extremely effective....   [tags: Animal Behavior ]
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Analysis of Strict Liability Rule in Dog Bite Cases - Strict liability arises in the animal context when the animal at issue is either a wild animal or a domestic animal with a known vicious propensity. This principle is the origin of the well-known “one bite” rule for dogs. Strict liability, sometimes called absolute liability, is the legal responsibility for damages, or injury, even if the person found strictly liable was not at fault or negligent. Under a rule of strict liability, proof of causation is a necessary condition for liability. The early common law distinguished between wild and domesticated animals for purposes of imposing liability on their owners....   [tags: Case Review ]
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A Review of Dog Aggression, Causes, Training and Treatments - There are many different dog breeds and they all have different temperaments, which is partly why many dog lovers are sometimes more particular to one breed than to others. Although not all seemingly unique breed behaviors are breed specific, most importantly aggression. By definition aggression can mean a wide range of behaviors that occur for a large number of reasons under many different circumstances. Just about all wild animals are aggressive when guarding their territories, protecting their offspring and themselves....   [tags: bites, non-play bites, breeds, environment]
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Harry´s Buniness Venture Based on the Hunting Act 2004 - ... So looking back at all of these facts it is reasonable to say that Harry and anyone choosing to take part in that activity will be classed as a hunter in relation to section 1 of this Hunting Act. Finally harry needs to focus on the final part of section 1 where is states “……unless his hunting is exempt.” To allow Harrys business venture to go ahead he will have to be undoubtable certain that his hunting is exempt otherwise according to section 6 “Penalty” it clearly states that “A person guilty of an offence under this Act shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.” This in monetary terms is a fine of up to £5,000 also section twelve “Cr...   [tags: hunting, activity, fine, condition] 863 words
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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Your Family - For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Canine Behavioral Deficits: Potential Causes and Preventions - This year, in the United States alone, an estimated three to six million cats and dogs will be euthanized as a result of behavior problems (Beerda, Bosch, Hendriks, Vander Poel, and Verstegen, 2007). Unwanted behaviors are cited as being the primary reason that canines are relinquished to rescue shelters (Beerda et al., 2007). Individuals that surrender their dogs rarely pursue an active intervention strategy to correct problem behaviors, often claiming that time and financial constraints prohibit further intercession (Marston and Bennet, 2003)....   [tags: Animal Behavior]
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Questions and Answers: Associationistic Theory of Learning - Associationistic 1. Define and describe what is meant by an Associationistic Theory of Learning. (1/2 point) To understand the meaning of Associationistic Theory of learning is relevant to understanding what associationistic means. Associationistic is a "school of psychology that holds that the content of consciousness can be explain by the association and reassociation of irreducible sensory and perceptual elements" ("Associationistic," 2014). Therefore, the point to all associationist theories is that there are associations made that leads to learning....   [tags: pavlov, classical conditioning]
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A Veteran Banned From Military Housing - Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherd dogs mark 100 years with the AKC. Both German Shepherds and Dobermans were the Devil Dogs in WWII (Mahood). Both dog breeds have given years of service to the military. Both dogs have been faithful loyal companions and incredibly intelligent. Both dogs are ranked in the top five for obedience and working intelligence (“Dog intelligence rankings”). Yet, the German Shepherd is currently the military police’s working dog and its veteran companion, the Doberman Pinscher, is currently banned from living in military bases....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Animal Euthanasia: The Population Control Controversy - Can you recall the last time you have seen the lifeless body of an innocent dog or cat alongside of the road. Better yet, how many people can you think of, that go to a shelter to get a new pet, versus buying an animal from a breeder. My point is that there are many animals dying outside of shelters every day. However, because the adoption rates at shelters aren’t high enough to stop the overcrowding, pets undergo euthanasia. Versus the imminent probability of an animal dying an atrocious death in the wild, they are offered a peaceful and pain-free passing in shelters....   [tags: pet, animal shelters, sterilization, overcrowding]
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