Overview Of This Section Of The Website
In this ‘Save A Pet’ section of the website, you can find out lots of information about pet adoption, and about sponsoring and fostering animals.
You can find rescues near you to adopt from, foster for, or sponsor a dog through. If you have your heart set on a cetain breed, there are many breed specific rescues which rescue & re-home specific breeds. Around 1 in 4 dogs in general rescues & shelters are pure breeds.
You can also find specific species of animals to adopt.
We look at why certain breeds of dogs are unfairly labelled as dangerous dogs, and at other overlooked shelter pets that struggle to find loving homes. These are the breeds most often the dogs put to death at pounds and shelters.
Many people who buy puppies from pet shops feel that they are saving the pet, because seeing them there pulls on their heart strings. They don’t realise that they are actually funding cruel puppy farms, also called puppy mills. Puppy farms can also sell puppies online, and have deceptive, legitimate looking websites fronting their operation.
People running puppy farms are only concerned with profit, and not with animal welfare. Breeding dogs are kept in awful conditions and are horribly neglected and abused. They are not given necessary veterinary care, and are inhumanely killed or left to die when they are no longer of use.
They often inhumanely kill puppies they are unable to sell, using methods such as drowning, starving, beating, or even burying them alive! The puppies they do sell are often riddled with bad health conditions and have a life full of suffering due to this, or die early.
The same goes for kitten farms and mills, and can also apply to other animals, such as rabbits.
We also look at the expense, pain and heart break, bad breeders cause to animals and their owners, because of their greedy, money grabbing, corner-cutting, bad breeding practices.
Many abandoned dogs are put to death every single day in the UK, but the majority of them are Staffordshire Bull Terrier types. Greyhounds are often victims of abandonment too, because of the greyhound racing industry. Lurchers are often abandoned because they were bred and bought for hunting, but are not good enough at it. In the US the number of dogs put do death every year is shockingly thought to be around 4 million, with Pit Bull Terrier types being the majority due to over-breeding there and the breed having gained a bad reputation, through no fault of its own.
Image: Pit Bull Terriers , like Trixie, are a loving, affectionate and friendly breed, but certain humans give them a bad reputation because of how they train and abuse them. There are huge numbers of adoptable Pit Bulls put to death in the US and the breed is banned in the UK. Source
We also explore the horrifying fates of animals advertised in Free To Good Home adverts. We look at what they can endure by ending up falling in to the wrong hands. There is also advice on how to best keep pets safe from this.
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