According to Teen Ink, there are approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats that are abandoned and about to get killed. Although this tragedy happens, there are still many things that you can do to prevent this.
You can help out by working at local animal shelters, give an animal more time to get adopted until getting euthanized, and many more gestures to prevent this problem in the world. Since there are many pets being abandoned, you can help out by working at local animal shelters in your area. According to an article named: Teenage Girl is Dogs’ Best Friend, from NewsHub, a 16 year old girl named Faye Carey spends a lot of her time re-homing abandoned dogs. It all started when she started working at Animal Control and she saw a dog who was there for a whole week, so she felt very sorry for it. So, she decided to create a Facebook page to help re-home animals because the text states, “She has set up a Facebook page, Animal Re-home Waikato, where she advertises puppies and dogs who need adopting.” Faye helped re-home dozens of abandoned pets find new homes! According to Huffpost’s article named: Animal Homelessness is a Community Challenge, if you don’t want to volunteer at a shelter, you can even donate items like used towels, blankets, toys, and treats to the shelters so that they can care for the pets even better than they do already. Huffpost also says that you can publicize animals that need homes like Faye Carey from Teenage Girl is Dogs’ Best Friend, from NewsHub, host adoption events, learn about services that your local shelter offers, and offer to give a tour of the shelter to a group of young people.
You can also help out by giving an animal more time to get adopted until getting euthanized. Euthanizing an animal means to kill them humanely. Usually this is for good reasons, like when there is no space in a shelter for it or when the shelter doesn’t have enough money to look after it. But, sometimes shelters give excuses such as the dog is not young or cute enough to get adopted because some shelters only care about the profit that they make. According to Teen Ink and the article, Animal Shelters: another chance at life or death, the author states that the time before a pet gets euthanized can vary a lot. Some shelters might give a pet 2 weeks before getting adopted, while others will only give them 3 days.
This is how you can help by working at animal shelters, give an animal some more time until getting euthanized, and in many more ways you can be helpful and save abandoned animals and pets. If enough people get involved and take part in solving this issue, there might not be another pet on the streets for a long time.