18 March 2013
I) About every 8 seconds, there is an animal being euthanized because it can’t find a welcoming home, but if we were to be more informed on pet abandonment, maybe we could prevent that. Pet abandonment is a problem because of how many animals are being harmed from it, why it’s happening, and how we can prevent it. II) The first issue is the amount of pets that are abandoned. A) Every year, there are at least 5-7 million animals put into animal shelters. 1) This is a problem because many animal shelters are already pushing the limit with how many animals they are taking in 2) They are running out of room and struggle with money to provide for them, without our help and donations, it becomes serious. B) It starts becoming worse when they have to euthanize, or put down, the animals 3) Out of all of the animals, over half of them have to be euthanized. 4) 60% of all dogs and 70% of all the cats are euthanized. This means 2-4 million animals are killed a year just because they can’t find a loving home. III) This brings me to why it’s happening.
C) Many people don’t spay or neuter their pets when they get them 5) This means that if they’re pet has puppies or kittens on accident, they now have to provide for them and find all of them good homes. 6) Although sometimes, it’s not an accident. They’ll breed they’re pets trying to make money, and when they can’t sell them and find them homes, they abandon them to the streets or take them to animal shelter D) Another reason why it happens is some people just can’t handle responsibility. 7) In some cases, people will think they want a cute little puppy or kitten, but when they realize how much of a commitment it is, they want to get rid of it. 8) If that’s not the problem, then sometimes people have personal reasons that cause them to have to get rid of it. They may...