Last Friday, a cage of sick puppies was discovered outside the Sulphur Animal Shelter in Oklahoma. Because the dogs were deemed in ill-health, the decision was made to euthanize all of them. Supposedly, each dog was pronounced dead after an examination. The puppies were then disposed if in a dumpster.
The next morning an animal control officer with the shelter looked inside the dumpster and discovered that one of puppies was still alive. The officer named the puppy “Wall-E.”
While people from around the country are volunteering to adopt Wall-E, this whole incident brings up some very disturbing questions and points:
- All the puppies were so ill that they had to be put to death?
- The puppies were just thrown into a dumpster?
- If the puppies were examined after being euthanized, how could one still be alive? Wouldn’t there have been a heartbeat?
Up to 4 million animals will be euthanized this year by animal shelters. This must stop. People must take more responsibility and care in dealing with their pets.
- Don’t support puppy mills
- Adopt a rescue pet instead of buying one
- Get your dog or cat spayed/neutered
- Get your pet a microchip for identification in case he/she runs away
You can microchip your pet safely with this do-it-yourself kit: