My favourite line from Catching Fire was “They’re holding hands. I want them dead.”
It’s the day of the doctor.
Did you know that in 2012 the RSPCA received 131,525 animals? Did you know that of that number, only 49% were reclaimed or rehomed while the remaining 49,688 animals were euthanised. In one year. 365 days. That’s approximately 136 animals being euthanised every day at the RSPCA alone. According to reports by the RSPCA, 47% of total euthanasia cases were related to ‘behavioural problems’ making it the leading cause, with infectious animals and ‘medical reasons’ making up only 17% and 23% of cases respectively.
While statistics show that there has been a decrease in the number of animals euthanised over the last five years, statistics also show that there has also been a decrease in the number of animals that are being reclaimed or rehomed. Moreover, unwanted animals are often not even surrendered to animal shelters and are instead abandoned, left to fend themselves from death by accident, starvations, disease or from predators!
My message is simple. If you have a pet, help do your part to end overbreeding and overpopulation and get them neutered. If you don’t have a pet, and would love to provide a warm, caring home, adopt from a shelter and give these cute little guys a second chance at life! If you can’t adopt, spread the word and help put an end to this horrid reality.
Studying made pleasant.
Just finished reading A Streetcar Named Desire for the umpteenth time. Study made better by Marlon Brando.