To the Telegram:
Homelessness in animals is at an all-time high. The rate in which animals are turned out onto streets or into shelters is incredible. While many have warm, loving homes, many end up on the streets, cold and hungry. Maybe you’re familiar with the bond you share with your pets and know how heartbroken you would be if they ran away or if you had to give them away.
We can help homeless pets by understanding the problems and causes, and by joining in your community’s pet shelter efforts to minimize homelessness amongst mankind’s best friends.
Animal Allies in Superior is always looking for volunteers to help play with and walk the animals. In the last year, 2,567 animals left the shelter and 285 were brought back.
According to the Animal Allies mission statement, “Animal Allies Humane Society strives to ensure a lifetime of loving care for every pet by reducing overpopulation, increasing adoption, and fostering humane values.”
I encourage you to get your pets spayed or neutered, to help with the overpopulation in shelters and on the streets. By getting your pets fixed decreases the number of animals that could become homeless.
Personally, I’ve gone to Animal Allies and volunteered my time, on a few occasions and each time I go I fall in love with the animals and wish that I could take them all home with me. But, through research and working on this essay, I know that I could not adequately support a pet and it would be completely unfair for me to take them.
These animals need to go to a loving and supportive family that would love to take care of them and know how to train and love them.
Homelessness in animals is increasing and with proper training and care this number can decrease. We just need to stand up for what’s right and what we believe in. Don’t let those animals go hungry or let them live out on the streets.
Adopt a pet today and stick by their side, like they would do for us.