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A New Shelter for the Homeless Population - The Rural Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio is stricken with lack of jobs, transportation, resources, housing, and healthcare options. All of these factors affect the communities that are a part of the rural Appalachian area. A community is defined as a combination of social units that share common functions important to the locality (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2012, p.128). “For example, one may think of a community as having specific geographical boundaries, like a city, or as denoting a group with shared interests and beliefs, such as the social work community....   [tags: rural appalachian, mental health, homeless]
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Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamps - If presale demand for the new Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps is high, the United States Postal Service will order a second printing, according to information in the March 25 Postal Bulletin published by the Postal Service. The 10 44¢ stamps picturing dogs and cats will be issued April 30 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 5200 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. The stamps will go on sale nationwide on the same day. The first-day ceremony will start at 2 p.m., and the doors will open at noon....   [tags: Social Awareness] 1335 words
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Animal Shelter Dogs - There is a Pedigree dog commercial I see on TV which catches my eye and my heart. It tells us to not pity a shelter animal. When I decided to become a Veterinary Technician, I expected to work in a vet office, but have changed my mind. I began volunteering for the Denver Dumb Friends League, at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, about a year ago. A shelter is not always the easiest place to work, but I feel it is where I’m most able to make a difference. There is plenty of heartache, but I seem to have a knack for calming and comforting the frightened animals, and that makes me feel good....   [tags: Pets]
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Animal Shelter Reflection - There is a Pedigree dog commercial I see on television which catches my eye and my heart. It tells us to not pity a shelter animal. When I decided to become a Veterinary Technician, I anticipated working in a vet office. Unpredictably, I changed my mind. Approximately a year ago, I began volunteering for the Denver Dumb Friends League at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock. A shelter is not always the easiest place to work. Nevertheless, I feel it is where I feel most able to make a difference. There is plenty of heartache, but I seem to have a knack for calming and comforting the frightened animals, and that makes me feel good....   [tags: Personal Reflection]
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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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Access to Food, Clean Water, and Shelter - Every 15 seconds a child dies from a water related illness. There are countries all around the world that do not have access to food, clean water, and shelter. I believe that everywhere in the world should be provided with the supplies they need. There should be a law made in every country to ensure that people get the support they need to live with relative comfort. They need to be able to have enough food to at least have three meals a day. In some places around the world, people are lucky to get one meal a day....   [tags: donation, churches, Christ House, health issues]
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Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama - Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama Panama, a small country located in Central America, is very diversified in both its people and its climate. Considered to be the isthmus connecting South America to North America, Panama has played a key role in global transportation since the creation of the Panama Canal. The canal goes through the midsection of the country connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, allowing for much faster sea travel. Because of its location, Panama has been heavily influenced by several countries including Colombia which they were ruled by until 1903 and the United States which played such a large role in the realization of the canal....   [tags: Panama Culture Region Essays Papers]
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Taking Care of Animals: Kill Versus No-Kill Shelter - ... A no-kill shelter probably started as a wonderful idea, but was soon turned into a very bad thing. The idea of a no-kill shelter is that any animals that is well-tempered enough or healthy enough to be adopted out, would be. The negative aspect of no-kill shelters is that once they run out of room to place the animals, a few things start happening. When shelters are filled to capacity, they are forced to turn away animals in need. These animals that are turned away are left on the streets or in the hand or irresponsible owners who cannot properly take care of these animals....   [tags: pets, caretakers, animal cruelty]
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SHELTER FROM THE STORM - SHELTER FROM THE STORM Domestic Violence is a prevalent issue facing men and women in the United States. The only way to put an end to domestic violence is to acknowledge it and report it. With the help of the government, local charities and the concern of Tucson community members, many different resources have been created to help and support victims of domestic violence as well as rape. Every year in the United States hundreds of thousands of domestic violence crimes are committed, many of which go unreported....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Saving Pets From Death In Shelters - A Man's Best Friend For many of us, the animals in our lives are our faithful pals who make us laugh, that keep us company and love us no matter what. But a man’s best friend doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog; I believe that any animal can be considered to be a man’s best friend. On the other hand they are many animals who don’t have the same luck as other animals do. For those animals life is hard for them on the streets .Most animals on the streets often suffer from hunger, illness, tumors, skin infections and open sores....   [tags: Animals, Animal Shelter]
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Personal Narrative: My Encounter with the Woman from the Homeless Shelter - A feeling of regret spilled over me the first time I laid eyes on this diminutive woman as she made her way across the dirt street into the kitchen where I was working. She wore a sweatshirt, three sizes too large, with its hood drawn tight. Her jeans were wet, and her palms looked pink and raw. I was struck by her uncertainty and by the wariness of her eyes under the hood. Her small frame was shaking excessively, probably from the cold winter’s air. I stood speechless, while she stood in front of me hidden in the depths of her sweatshirt....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 1170 words
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Comparing Maturation in Sons and Lovers, Out Of The Shelter and The Rachel Papers - Comparing Maturation in Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence, Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge and The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis   Each of these three novels Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence, Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge and The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis, examine the transition between childhood and adulthood of the three main characters in each of the texts. Each author represents this transition by showing how all the characters deal with significant stages or events in their lives. The problems which they encounter lead to the maturation of each character which finally leads to the process of growing up taking place....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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We Matter: The Basic Needs of All Animals - ... Global warming is becoming a hazard because it disturbs mostly animals in the arctic that can’t in fact survive in the blazing hot, this is an issue as well for additional animals because it changes the temperature that most animals are compatible with, it mainly forces the animal to migrate or adjust to adjust with shelters. Destruction is more of a menace then global warming, destruction fundamentally is destroying possessions. For ex: Tearing down trees, blowing up caves for resources, and building cities on plains....   [tags: shelter, food, abuse] 573 words
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Survival in the Wild Children by Felice Holman - As Charles Darwin states it, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” In Felice Holman’s “The Wild Children”, the twelve-year old protagonist, named Alex faces the struggle to survive during the Russian Revolution. He learns that survival is more than just having a family there to support him. It is what a person or group does to keep on surviving. The band including Alex experiences many difficulties that they have to overcome to survive....   [tags: shelter, food, collaboration] 671 words
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A Career in The Field of Veterinary Medicine - There are many areas in the career field of veterinary medicine that there need to be more reach done. This one in particular has numerous counts of stories and little to none reach that been done in this area of field. This area of field in veterinary medicine is the study and the use of adoptive mother. This is not talking about human mothers but animal mothers. These animals that had loss their own babies or good at raising their own babies may help care of other mother’s babies that are in a real bad situation that need the help such as being abandoned or their mother has die....   [tags: animal shelter, abandoned pups]
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What Can Be Done to Help the Homeless? - ... What the U.S. can do to help end homelessness is lessen the prices of houses (National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness). Homeless people don’t have enough money to buy houses, because they don’t have good wages. The U.S. can also raise the minimum wage to help end homelessness if they decide not to lessen the prices of houses (National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness). There is nowhere in the U.S. that the minimum wage is high enough to afford a market-rate one bedroom apartment (Family Promise)....   [tags: drugs, shelter, heath]
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It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Shelters all across the United States are filled with yapping, meowing, and barking animals. If these animals are not adopted in time to make room for more unwanted animals, they are euthanized. Animals are breeding quickly, causing fluctuation in the animal population. It is almost literally raining cats and dogs. An effective way to combat this problem is the spay and neuter the animals to ensure they do not reproduce. Spaying and neutering animals will decrease the animal population and prevent many animals from being put into crowded shelters and euthanized....   [tags: Animals, Euthanasia, Shelter] 1102 words
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The New Consumerism: Is it a Want, or a Necessity? - The basic needs of life are food, water, shelter, and oxygen. They are the four materials required for human life to flourish and prosper. However, as the human mind has evolved more in the past century, people have become more materialistic, and wants have become necessity. As life progresses, new and better materials come out that the mind will latch onto as a want, and it will read that want as a need. United States Americans in the, twenty-first century’s world, are the guiltiest of all when it comes to be too materialistic, and it is becoming a major issue....   [tags: food, water, shelter, oxigen]
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The Problem of Homelessness of Young People in Australia - If you wanted to examine young people's experiences of homelessness, would you use qualitative methods, or quantitative methods, or a mixed methods approach, and why. Homelessness is Australia is most commonly explained by a cultural definition (Chamberlain & MacKenzie 2008). By this definition, we find homelessness to be a living situation which does not meet the minimum standard of living amongst the community. This definition reflects on not only the adequacy of the dwelling, but also how secure tenancy is, and whether the tenant has control of their physical and social space (Mallett 2004)....   [tags: research, qualitative methods, shelter] 641 words
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Save Them Before It's Too Late: The Struggle to Leave an Abusive Spouse - Do you know how spousal abuse affects a family or the people suffering it. Every day people of both genders are beaten verbally, emotionally, and physically due to their spouses. In these abusive relations the victim often has family that they care too much about to leave them, and the pain and fear they face is unreal. “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main resources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” –Bertrand Russell. To sum up how the abused feel is unfathomable due to everything they go through....   [tags: family, shelter, pain] 1038 words
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Cruelty of Puppy Mills, a Speech Outline - Topic: Puppy Mills Organization: Cruelty of Puppy Mills/Individuals purchasing dogs from puppy mills/Stricter federal and state laws/Encouraging individuals to not buy from pet stores/online Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience purchase their dogs from breeders and not puppy mills o the Internet because puppy mills can me detrimental to a puppy’s health. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: How many of you have own a dog. B. Relevance: I’m sure that many of you have been tempted to buy a puppy while scrolling through the numerous websites online filled with cute pictures of healthy looking puppies....   [tags: dogs, shelter, pet sotres] 1060 words
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War Memories and Its Effects on Me Today - The air was damp, a cloud of smoke covered sunlight, it was dark and dismal. I found myself in an atmosphere of tension. Corpses lie all over the soaked ground with their bodies all full of sludge. Bodies of those innocent soldiers were swamped by the heavy rain, and some adrift in the sea, but still their precious blood sputtering out of their bodies, appeared thick. I felt petrified as I continued to walk past the lifeless bodies, hoping to find my friends. I was unable to identify any of the dead bodies....   [tags: soldiers, shelter, bombs, memory] 556 words
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My Experience at the Association for Abandoned Animals - ... Happy Paws promotes stray dog adoption scheme and various other programs. It is completely run by volunteers and the organization is financed by operating 3 charity shops, through sponsorships, donations and fund-raising events. Information about microchips was received from both an AAA carer and a Happy Paws veterinary surgeon. Microchips are used as an approach to reduce the irresponsibility of certain pet owners who neglect their pets. If it is not for microchips, the problem of pet negligence would be even greater than it is at the present moment....   [tags: technology, rountine, shelter, animal] 878 words
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Animals have Not Voice Against Abuse - “Animals have no voice. They can’t ask for help. They can’t ask for freedom. They can’t ask for protection. Humanity must be their voice.” This quote by A.D. Williams says everything about the cruelty of animal abuse. Have you ever given a thought to animal abuse. Its not just dogs or cats in a shelter it spans a greater community. Before stopping abuse, we need to consider why it happens. Hoarding isn’t just a show on T.V about stuff in your house. There are animal hoarders. Do you have a pet at home....   [tags: shelter, cruelty, pets]
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Of Cannibals by Michel de Montaigne - In “Of Cannibals,” Michel de Montaigne asks his readers to refrain from casting aspersions on other cultures whose values differ. He argues that the term barbarianism is used to pejoratively label nations whose rituals may appear primitive, but cautions against such indulgences. He does so, by contrasting the presumptive political, social and moral leader, European civilization, with that of the newly discovered Americas. During the mid sixteenth century, many Europeans were complacent in their position of superiority, viewing non-Europeans as lesser beings, perhaps to justify their continued domination....   [tags: injustices, food, shelter] 565 words
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Homeless Problem: Stop the Insanity - Stop the Insanity “No vision haunts America’s conscience more then the sight of the street people….The irrationality and anguish that grip so many of these individuals leap out during any encounter, whether in Washington or Albuquerque.” - US Senator Pete Domenici, 1972-2009 People who live at poverty level and have mental disorders are more likely to become homeless. Unfortunately, police and emergency personnel are not always trained to evaluate mental illness. Hospitals do not treat homeless people for underlying conditions such as mental illness....   [tags: Homeless Shelter, Homelessness]
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Lost and Found by Mark Gevisser - ... Living in Sandton and going to a Jewish day school, Gevisser is not exposed to the threats around him. Its interesting to see how when he speaks about his school trip to visit the Rabbi of Soweto, how knowledgeable he is regarding Judaism and its history, we see this when he speaks about the “Lembra tribe from the north of the country, who, like the Ethiopian Jews, claim direct descendancy from the Israelites” (Gevisser, M. 2014: 14); yet he has very little knowledge about the townships, even those that are just a few kilometer’s away from his home....   [tags: boy, protection, shelter, materialism] 1751 words
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The Different Types of Homelessness - It’s a bitter-cold night with a clear sky and stars glistening as far as the eye can see. A cutting wind blows throw the streets of a dark and dank downtown street lined with the day’s newspapers tossed aside without regard. Dry leaves blow through the gutter making a rustling sound that blends with the scampering of rats pillaging for food. In the doorway of the local druggist he reaches for every newspaper page that blows by to stuff into his shirt, pants, and socks in a feeble attempt to keep the wind and cold at bay....   [tags: shelter, housing, locations, chronic]
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Domestic Violence, Abuse and Neglect - Domestic violence is the act of being angry and taking the wrong actions about the anger. “Violence and neglect are a part of many families’ everyday lives” which should not be considered a normal thing. Physical neglect is just one portion of domestic violence. “Failure to provide food, medical care, or shelter” is described as physical neglect. “Abuse can be a whole range of physical behavior—slapping, hitting, beating, or using weapons to hurt someone. Abuse includes verbal and emotional abuse, where someone is constantly insulted [and beaten down] to feel sad and worthless.” This can also cause one to have mental issues, like depression....   [tags: food, medical care, shelter]
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Consequentialism: The Global Poor - The global poor have been an issue that the world has faced for generations and with the gap between the rich and poor always expanding, we have to ask ourselves the question of “what should we do about it?” and “should we even do something about it?”. In this essay, I will be arguing the moral implications of consequentialism and why Onora O’Neill’s non-consequential view on the subject is more plausible than Peter Singer’s consequential view. I will explain what differentiates Singer and O’Neill’s views and where both their views come together....   [tags: rich, homeless, shelter]
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Stop Puppy Mills! Adopt a Dog From a Shelter - Did you know that puppies in newspaper ads, flea markets, on the internet and in pet stores are often victims of puppy mills. Puppy mills are inhuman ways for breeding dogs, the owners of these "factories" care very little about the dog’s health and care more about the money they will make by selling them. Dogs are produced in large numbers and most dogs live in tight, crammed cages. The female breeding dogs are forced to have litters as many times possible, regardless of the health hazards to themselves....   [tags: Anti Puppy Mill Essays]
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The Rolling Stones Death Concert - To some, December 6, 1969 may not hold any particular significance. To Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger, however, it’s remembered as the day the sixties suffered a tragic death. Irrational bikers and terrified fans were not a part of Jagger’s vision when him and his bandmates organized a free concert at California’s Altamont Speedway. Despite incessant warnings that a concert of such a large magnitude was not the best idea, the Stones went ahead with it in light of criticism they’d received regarding their ticket prices being too high....   [tags: mick jagger, audience, gimme shelter] 1599 words
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Assistance to the Less Fortunate - Ensuring that all members of society are taken care of and are treated respectfully is crucial to ensuring the well being of society as a whole. To say that those less fortunate should be left to fend for themselves, or that it is not our responsibility as citizens and responsible members of society to assist those in need of help is simply selfish. How would you feel if you were the one in need of assistance. We the people that make up society must contribute our time, resources and effort to help others who are less privileged and more susceptible to sickness due to their living conditions and the situation that they are stuck in....   [tags: homelessness, food, shelter, society, help]
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The World is Over Population - The world’s population is approximately 7.16 billion and rising (citation). This means that it has nearly doubled in the past forty years. We are now faced with the severe and significant concern of over population. The amount of people this planet can sustain is becoming controversial. While some are arguing that everyone could fit on the state of Texas if we just put 10,500 people on each square mile (citation), others argue that we do not have enough supplies and resources on our land for every person....   [tags: supplies, resources, food, shelter, clothing] 691 words
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Animal Shelters and the No Kill Movement - Nationally, roughly four million animals are killed in shelters every year. Of these, roughly 95% of all shelter animals are healthy and treatable. (No Kill Advocacy Center). No animal should have to ever be a part of these awful statistics. What will it take to help save these innocent animals from being killed senselessly. Animal kill shelters are horrible, inhumane, and overall completely unnecessary for multiple reasons: No Kill shelters improve adoption rates, all animals lives are valuable, and No Kill shelters save more money than other shelters....   [tags: no-kill shelters]
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Helping Homeless Students - Homeless is defined as a person who is either living on the streets or in a shelter; a lack of substantial job, or place to live, is often the reason many become homeless. Due to the financial standing of the United States, many individuals inevitably lose jobs. A lot of times, students are caught in the cross hairs of parental mishaps. At an important time in their lives, this can often cause extra stress to be put on their shoulders which could then lead to dropping out of school all together....   [tags: reducing shelter requirements, student jobs]
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Invisible Money into Helping Hands: Business Management - I choose business management because every business is in need of excellent leaders to run their company. A business would not persist if they did not have managers organizing and leading their employees. Webster defines management as the act or skill of controlling and making decisions about a business or department using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises of planning, staffing, leading, and directing an organization to accomplish a goal. Merriam-Webster. Web....   [tags: career choices, my own homeless shelter]
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What Can Be Done to Stop Homelessness in America - ... This global issue affects people in a terrible way. People can starve or freeze to death if they don’t get a source of heat or a meal. Anyone could become homeless but you the main reasons for becoming homeless are money troubles but if you lose your home you probably have a relative or close friend that would help you out and get you back on your feet these people do not. According to the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness people don’t get evicted because they are lazy or don’t try they might not be able to work due to brain damage or physical damage done while working but they did not have enough money to get insurance....   [tags: evict, shelter, soup kitchen]
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Homelessness and Open Shelters - ... All the homeless people are not gamblers and drunks. Society should now that. Citizens shouldn’t consider homeless people as vicious people. There are some really innocent gracious people suffering on streets. Natural disaster or other unlucky situations may happen to you, to me, and to everyone. US citizens mustn’t let government keep its shelters close for that unlucky people in winter. Government mustn’t risk veterans’ and other unlucky people’s life. Cold weather can cause hypothermia, frostbite dehydration and other serious diseases....   [tags: veterans, emergency winter shelters]
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Stop the Killing: Support No Kill Animal Shelters - Nationally, roughly four million animals are killed in shelters every year. Of these, roughly 95% of all shelter animals are healthy and treatable. (No Kill Advocacy Center). No animal should have to ever be a part of these awful statistics. What will it take to help save these innocent animals from being killed senselessly. Animal kill shelters are horrible, inhumane, and overall completely unnecessary for multiple reasons: No Kill shelters improve adoption rates, all animals lives are valuable, and No Kill shelters save more money than other shelters....   [tags: Animal Shelters]
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Animal Euthanasia - When you hear the term euthanasia in reference to animals you think of the process that is used to end the suffering of an animal by putting them in a painless and permanent state of sleep. Today the term euthanasia is used to give reason to the murders of innocent animals all over the world. Animals should only be put down by euthanasia if they are in pain or suffering. Unfortunately most dogs that are euthanized over the course of the year are not aggressive or suffering from any disease (The Humane Society of the United States)....   [tags: assisted suicide, animals, animal shelter]
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Dogs - The results of the study scaled the dogs on five dimensions of behavior temperament: playfulness, curiosity/fearfulness, chase-proneness, sociability, and aggressiveness (De Palma et al., 2005). Dogs living in rescue shelters were assessed as demonstrating a low degree of playfulness, showing distraction by the environment when being enticed to play. The sheltered dogs also scored low on curiosity but, high on fearful behavior. The cortisol levels for the sheltered dogs were significantly higher than the cortisol levels of canines living in households, indicative of stress and anxiety associated with shelter lifestyle....   [tags: Shelter Dogs] 1148 words
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Formal Government Policies to Deal with the Slums of Egypt - The formal governmental policies discussed above were solutions to housing problems, in general, used by the government rather than the solution to alleviate informal settlements specifically of their predicament. The issue discussed above was solely to show how the government’s policies, both formal and informal, were trying to solve housing as problem and while doing so they infected other areas, creating informal settlements. Now developmental policies used for alleviating slums themselves will be discussed....   [tags: shelter, housing, Cairo]
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Prescribed Fire and White-Tailed Deer - White-tail deer are very unique animals that live in many different climates and ecosystems. They rely on most of the natural resources in woodland and grassland environments. These different environments can be manipulated greatly by the use of fire. Since deer are very important in the people best interest economically with the sport of hunting generating billions of dollars a year in the U.S., it is up to the people to help maintain the environment in which they live. Performing prescribed burns can increase food and cover availability along with many other advantages....   [tags: environment, burn, grassland, shelter, vegetation]
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Dionysianism - Dionysianism If you look hard enough, you can see Dionysianism in a lot of places. This is a state of mind where a person does all sorts of wild things. They are very free willed and adventurous. This is the very opposite of the more conservative Apolianistic life style lived by others. In the movie Gimme Shelter we see a lot of this. We see people doing all sorts of free spirited events. Gimme Shelter is a great example of Dionysianism. In this movie they document a concert in San Francisco that is headlined the Rolling Stones....   [tags: Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter] 318 words
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The Importance of Fallout Shelters - ... The District of Columbia began building shelters downtown in 1960 as well (Irish). The construction of these shelters marked a shift in civil defense, making this more intense for people in America (“Fallout Shelter”). The shelters were built either in downtown or in a person’s own yard. A family shelter is located in their own basement or front yard. If the shelter was built on a family’s yard, there was about 3 feet of earth on top of the shelter (“The Family Fallout Shelter”). The edge of a hill would be a good place for a shelter, depending on if the location of the nuclear attack was determined (Bomb Shelter Guide)....   [tags: enclosed space to protect from radioactive debris]
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Emergency Shelters: Friends of the Homeless - Identification of Community Resource The community resource chosen to report on is the Friends of the Homeless. They are located at 755 Worthington Street Springfield, MA. The main phone number for the Friends of the Homeless is (413) 732-3069 or they can be reached through their website, www.fohspringfield.org. Depending on what services are needed the service hours vary. The resource center was the main focus of the interview which is in operation from 8am to 5:30pm. The dining services are open for an hour during breakfast, lunch and dinner....   [tags: homeless population, housing, medical care]
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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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Puppymills Vs Shelters - Year after year people buy puppies from big breeders. Have you ever wondered where that puppy grew up. What kind of conditions the puppy lived in. Most puppies that someone would buy from a pet store are raised in puppy mills. Puppy mills are well-known for their “inhumane conditions” and the endless breeding of “unhealthy and genetically defective” dogs only for income. People should adopt rather than buy from a pet store or breeder. By adopting from a shelter, one could give a dog a second chance at a happy life....   [tags: Puppymills Breed Misery]
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The Effects of Rescue Shelters - From a Dog's Perspective - A man walks through the door of the building pulling a reluctant mass attached to a leash; as he nears, it becomes clear that the ‘mass’ is really a dog. The dog is a mixed-breed of some sort, trembling with his tail poised stiffly between his legs and his overgrown claws scrapping against the unfamiliar tile floor as he tries to gain footing on its slippery surface. The man appears unmoved by his dog’s display of disorientation and simply pulls harder on the leash to drag him along grudgingly on the slick surface of the floor....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Understanding the Effects of Resuce Shelters from a Dog's Perspective - A man walks through the door of the building pulling a reluctant mass attached to a leash; as he nears, it becomes clear that the ‘mass’ is really a dog. The dog is a mixed-breed of some sort, trembling with his tail poised stiffly between his legs and his overgrown claws scrapping against the unfamiliar tile floor as he tries to gain footing on its slippery surface. The man appears unmoved by his dog’s display of disorientation and simply pulls harder on the leash to drag him along grudgingly on the slick surface of the floor....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Effects of Resuce Shelters - From a Dog's Perspective - A man walks through the door of the building pulling a reluctant mass attached to a leash; as he nears, it becomes clear that the ‘mass’ is really a dog. The dog is a mixed-breed of some sort, trembling with his tail poised stiffly between his legs and his overgrown claws scrapping against the unfamiliar tile floor as he tries to gain footing on its slippery surface. The man appears unmoved by his dog’s display of disorientation and simply pulls harder on the leash to drag him along grudgingly on the slick surface of the floor....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Effects of Resuce Shelters - From a Dog's Perspective - A man walks through the door of the building pulling a reluctant mass attached to a leash; as he nears, it becomes clear that the ‘mass’ is really a dog. The dog is a mixed-breed of some sort, trembling with his tail poised stiffly between his legs and his overgrown claws scrapping against the unfamiliar tile floor as he tries to gain footing on its slippery surface. The man appears unmoved by his dog’s display of disorientation and simply pulls harder on the leash to drag him along grudgingly on the slick surface of the floor....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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My Love for Animals Led to Helping Shelters - ... Everyone at some point in time or another has gone by a Petco, a Petsmart, a Walmart, or even just a traders day and seen animal shelters with their fences set up and donation jars set out asking for donations and to come take a look at some of the puppies they have up for adoption, these are adoption days. However, shelters usually only bring out the cute puppies and leave the older dogs behind, but older dogs make good pets as well. Older pets like in “ Advantages of an Older Dog” lists come with many benefits that for some people out weigh the cuteness of a puppy, such as being past the teething stage, knowing any health issues they have, and are much more tolerant of young children...   [tags: euthanasia, neutering, adoption]
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Shelters for Abused and Homeless Women - VOLUNTEERISM AND ETHICS Shelters for Abused and Homeless Women What to do. The issue of abused and homeless women is one that has recently been brought to the forefront of social issues in Pakistan. Abuse, most often begins after marriage. According to local traditions, once a girl’s baraat (wedding procession) enters the husband’s house, only her janaza (funeral pyre) should leave. Loyalty and devotion to the husband and his family come above every thing else. When family support is pulled away, the girl is then at the mercy of her husband....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 words
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Should We Be Funding Domestic Violence Shelters? - Should we be funding Domestic Violence shelters. Domestic violence is a problem in our country with nearly 1 million women experiencing at least one incident of domestic abuse each year, (2009/10 British Crime Survey). Social-program funding is being scrutinized in the current economic climate with doubts as to whether American tax dollars should be used to help victims of domestic violence. Cutting funds for government programs that assist victims of domestic violence is not an option for many reasons....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Delhi’s Rain Basera - An Illusion of Urban Shelters - ... Residents wander far and wide in search of food and some lucky relish the intestines of Chicken or Mutton. The little-ones spend their days roaming the nearby sites in packs tagged along by that tiny puppy from their shack, shared further on with 20 odd people without any prospect of education or a future. All of this merely sheds valuable insights on an ‘Impeccable’ aspect of our Society; the Grandiose Utopian Delhi culture that boasts of her prosperity in leaps and bound remarkably and has chosen to ignore the penury at hand....   [tags: homeless, slums, night] 821 words
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How to Save an Animal Life - ... Some of the reasons for overpopulation can be giving up problematic or even old, sick pets, and continuing to over-produce pets through breeding and the lack of neutering or spaying. Many people think animals in shelters are pets that have been disowned. Disowning a pet could be due to it’s inability to behave or maybe even that you thought you had the time to care for it but really didn’t. This isn’t an outrageous claim, because about 70 percent of people end up disowning or abandoning their pets (“Animal Overpopulation”)....   [tags: overpopulation in animal shelters]
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Examples of Animal Cruelty - Every day in the United States animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Animals are left behind without anybody to care for these poor animals; they’re left with no food or water and left with no hope of survival. Some animals get lucky and get rescued giving them the chance to be loved again from others and showing them that they are people out there that do care; but in some cases some animals aren’t as lucky. Some are killed, or some die because of their unsanitary conditions every day....   [tags: Animal Abuse, Neglect, Shelters]
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A Qualitative Exploration of the Spatial Needs of Homeless Drug Users Living in Hostels and Night Shelters - With homelessness levels rapidly increasing in the UK (Fitzpatrick et al., 2012), the necessity for a study analysing the spatial needs of homeless individuals who suffer from drug abuse and are housed in hostels/night shelters was paramount. The task of the critical appraisal is to firstly, summarise the research article A Qualitative Exploration of the Spatial Needs of Homeless Drug Users Living in Hostels and Night Shelters (2013), discuss the methodology presented throughout it and further examine if whether it was appropriate for the topic....   [tags: article analysis, drug abuse, policy]
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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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How Christian Faith-Based Organizations Can Help Homeless Shelters - How Christian Faith-Based Organizations Can Help Homeless Shelters Abstract Spirituality affirms the essential self-worth, dignity and core health of a person’s well being; therefore, homeless shelters should incorporate spirituality, in order to benefit a person in the long term compared to the satisfaction of an immediate need. “Our national epidemic of intolerance for poor and homeless people is the consequence of America’s lack of spirituality, coupled with America’s love of materialism and society’s expense (3, martin).” The number one book sold for over a decade, seizing to be a fad or a trend has been the Bible....   [tags: Soup Kitchens Spirituality Food Pantries Essays]
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Homelessness in Gainesville - “Homelessness—a situation in which an individual or family lacks permanent housing” (Homelessness). Homeless shelters are an essential part to removing the homeless off of the streets and providing them with a means of reaching where they want to be. While homeless shelters are not an answer to this issue, they are a major factor in providing a solution. Homeless shelters are established to reduce the number of people living on the streets. Shelters for homeless people allow them access to the food, clothing, shelter, and medication they would otherwise be denied if still roaming the streets....   [tags: Homeless Shelters, Temporary Homes, Solutions]
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Homelessness in The United States - Homelessness is a vast predicament in America and around the world. It is severely overlooked as people don’t really think of homelessness as real world problem. However, there have been ways that people have tried to fix the problem. They have come up with homeless shelters, emergency shelters, food banks and soup kitchens. These solutions have limitations though, which will hopefully come to an end. While Soup Kitchens are a way to feed the poor or homeless, it not a program that effectively helps the homeless onto their feet, it simply keeps them fed....   [tags: emergency shelters, food banks, soup kitchens]
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A Dogs Life in Up and Downs - A Dogs Life in Up and Downs Dog care seems to be one of societies greatest undermined problems as streets begin to become littered with stray dogs. On Average there are 7.6 million animals put into shelters nationwide. A whopping 3.9 million relates specifically to dogs, and to make matters even more precarious 2.7 million are put down. And only 1.3 million are adopted, is it the dog’s fault. Or are humans to blame for not properly caring for them. Dogs have an instinct to reproduce and a fertile dog will reproduce on average once a year and this deals with 4-6 puppies on average....   [tags: dog care, having puppy, shelters, abuse]
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Animal Cruelty and Abandonment - More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food, and cosmetic tests. (PETA) The PETA organization proves how many animals are tortured in biology lessons and experiments yearly. In her article about alternatives to animal testing, Meredith Con stated new drugs and consumer products are almost always tested for safety on rats, rabbits, chimpanzees and other animals, but advances in technology does bring an end to such experiments....   [tags: Shelters, Testing] 766 words
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How Can One Help the Homeless? - How Can One Help the Homeless. The most common thing that comes to mind when someone mentions living in the United States is the “American Dream”. This dream including a family living in a house with a white picket fence around it. The grass is nice and green and everything seems simple and dandy; however, this is rarely seen. In cities there are often people on the street corners holding up signs that say “will work for food”, or something along those lines. The people holding these signs are apart of the growing population of homeless....   [tags: communities, shelters, housing, food]
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Is Animal Testing Necessary? - Do you think animal testing is necessary. Over 1 million animals are crippled, burned, poisoned and abused in U.S labs every year. Nearly all of these suffering animals are adopted from animal shelters or are stolen. The animals that are commonly adopted and found are cats and dogs which are put through painful, intrusive, and frequently deadly experiments. In these studies, large quantities of toxins are force-fed or infused into their bodies, steadily poisoning them. Animal experimentation appears to be inhumane and cruel....   [tags: animal shelters, suffering, labs] 1218 words
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Domestic Abuse and Women In Shelters - Domestic violence covers a large array of abuses. Some of the different types of abuse include Physical, Emotional, Verbal, Sexual and Economical. Women suffering abuse usually suffer from all the different types. Often one type of abuse will bleed or lead to another and most abuse cases never start out with something physical. Most of the time one form of abuse is being used to enforce another. “Women have throughout history been the most victimized by someone they knew (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence pg....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Zoos: Internment Camps or Shelters? - Are zoos prisons for animals. Are zoos refuges for animal. Are zoos educational institutions or are they only for entertainment. The debate reference the real purpose of zoos has been taking place for a long period. Are so many questions in the air when are they referring to animal care, animal conservation, and/or animal extinction. It is hard to be bios in a theme that is contradictory for many people. This theme involves also many pro and con. This could be the wildlife of animals vs. the life in captivity, the loss of the specie vs....   [tags: wild, conservation, protection] 1006 words
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An Analysis and Description of Common House Cats - Common house cats are domesticated animals, and that means they are meant to depend on and coexist with humans, not live in the wild. In most environments, cats are not native species and are, therefore invasive, and like most invasive species are a threat to their environment. Not only are they a threat to their environment, but “of primary concern is the welfare of the cats themselves, particularly of kittens, which suffer >50% mortality prior to maturity” (Levy 64). Despite this, feral cat populations continue to rise and in order to stop this trend, humans need to intervene and put in a good effort to help protect both cats and the environment....   [tags: domestic animals, kittens, animal shelters]
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Working Poor: Food Insecurity - Intervention There are several programs in the Muncie area that assist those who are dealing with food insecurity. Some of these programs are: Indiana school breakfast and lunch program, Second Harvest Food bank and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. These three programs help those who suffer from food insecurity but do so in different ways. The Indiana School Breakfast and Lunch Program is a program open to those children who live in a low income household. “National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a Federal entitlement program open to public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions....   [tags: food bank, emergency food, shelters]
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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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The Last Stop for Most - Lost animals or animals no longer wanted by their owner, end up in animal shelters. In the United States, there are approximately 5,000 operating, nonprofit, animal shelters. Most animal shelters will take in just about every type of domesticated animal, like cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, etc. It is impossible to say the exact number of stray animals there are, but the estimated number of just cats alone is seventy million. Approximately five to seven million cats and dogs enter animal shelters yearly, and, out of those, around three to four million end up euthanized....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Non-Profit Charitable Organizations: The Oakville-Milton Humane Society - The Oakville-Milton Humane Society is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing shelter for stray, abandon, and injured animals. Located in the region of Halton, the Oakville-Milton Humane Society has become the most recognized and affective humane society within the region. It was founded in 1936 and has since grown and developed a reliable relationship with members of the community. The shelter is funded through donations and sponsorships from members and corporations within the community....   [tags: organizational analysis]
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Upgrading Sanctuaries for Animals - Most of today’s animal shelters are not safe, they are not clean, and they are hurting the environment we are living in. If we care about our pets, we can at least give them an environment where they feel like they are loved, feel safe, and will be cared for every day. Many animals die every day because of harsh living conditions and poor medical attention in shelters. These places are nothing but death traps for these helpless, uncared for, animals. Don’t you wish you could just sometimes provide them some comfort all on your own....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Social Services and Homeless Families - Social Services and Homeless Families Working in the homeless service field I have witnessed many families that are trying to make a living for themselves, but do not have the resources or the skills to live independently. As a housing specialist I have assisted many families by encouraging them and teaching them skills to maintain permanent housing. Although my profession consists of obtaining permanent housing many families have different factors or hurdles they have to overcome. Most of these families have experienced traumatic events such as domestic violence or drug use within the household....   [tags: Poverty, Skills, Permanent Housing, Independence]
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Seven Characters in WWIII - The Third World War breaks out and the society that we prefer would be a safe society. The seven characters should be able to protect us and give us what we need in order to survive. In a typical war, some survivors tend to fail being in the shelter due to exceptions. Each survivor is assigned to do something specific during the war in order for each and every character to live. These seven characters remain to be in the shelter because they are the only ones that can actually protect us. Carla is a 36-year old female physician who is unable to have children and is a former military....   [tags: I don't find the purpose of the essay.]
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Is Homelessness a Big Deal? - When people see a homeless person they probably try to walk the other way to avoid being asked for money. Many people don't think about the homeless; they just think about how to avoid them. People think "that doesn't affect me," but it does. Homelessness affects more than just the people suffering from it. Not many people know how much money they are actually giving to homeless shelters. Helping the homeless is a big deal and should be dealt with, but not with the way the government is handling it....   [tags: government system is ineffective]
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The Story of a Hurricane - Here is the Story of a Hurricane Planet Earth is under attack by the very entities charged with its protection. Human beings are systematically destroying the planet and are deaf to its, so far, relatively subtle warnings. When temperatures rise by just a fraction of a degree, or yearly precipitation amounts increase by just an inch or two, these changes can be imperceptible. However, when these small changes accumulate after a period of years they can result in natural disasters that are uncommon to certain geographic areas....   [tags: Meteorology] 1339 words
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