About 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 13 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. We need to educate people on the importance of over population of cats and dogs. We have to support the ban of selling dogs and cats at retail stores. We have to stop supporting back yard breeders. We can make a difference.
This is our reality today because of over population. It's difficult to see, but until we educate everyone, this will continue to be real. It's really sad, these animals deserve(d) to have lived a long, loving life.
It's just that simple. If you cannot commit to their forever, buy a stuffed animal.