Euthanasia, before you surrender! Infact before you get your pet….be sure!

I really don’t like to judge people, I don’t like being judged, who does?  I can only guess at the reasons someone surrenders a dog, well any animal, they all face a potential death sentence. However I will say this, because most animals are euth’ed rather than finding their Fur-Always Homes, I will tell you that in my humble opinion, there are simply no good reasons! I have heard and read everything from “No time” to “The dog is untrainable”  Now let’s be really honest with ourselves here, more often than not what it really boils down to, is the owner did not realize the full impact and responsibility of pet ownership before running out and getting that cute little puppy, or adopting a dog they figured should already “Know stuff”. 

 That doesn’t exactly look humane to me! I will give you a few of the facts on euthanization, first, and I have mentioned this before, not all animals just lay down and go to sleep, the medication can be painful, sometimes the dogs and cats will start to seizure and defecate themselves, gassing is looked at as the more humane option, it simply is not, your pet is often placed in a chamber which fills with gas, or a mask is introduced, so basically the animal knows what is going on around them, they are again strapped down if not in a chamber, look lets face facts, there is no humane way to steal life. most shelters and impounds do not gas, they inject, the animals experiences, confusion, pain, and sometimes fear, you have to imagine your beloved family member wondering where the hell you are and why these people are doing this to them, most often their muzzles are secured (tied) and, well, you get the picture.

I think people can justify it thinking the animal will not experience pain, untrue,  as I say sometimes they can, we don’t know maybe they all feel pain per say, typically they are given high doses of barbiturates, which causes cardiac arrest. Finding your dog or cat a new home if you can no longer take care of them should be YOUR responsibility, placing that in the hands of a stranger is wrong, you make them the ones that have to do the dirty work when the time comes. Doesn’t exactly screem dream job! However someone has to do it, and it’s all because of us!

My sincere wish for 2011 is that anyone considering buying or rescuing a pet, before you do, be responsible. Be honest with yourself and evaluate your life, your home, and your availability to properly care for an animal first! There will always be time for you to own a pet, when you can do it right!  If you can’t volunteer at a shelter to walk their dogs or help care for them to fill the void you are trying to fill.

Do it for the right reasons, and remember that it is always the animal that pays the price for you inability to do the right thing.


Special thanks to Sirensgrotto for sharing this video and her story, So know you get the perspective from a shelter workers point of view as well. It doesn’t paint a very pretty picture now does it.

My heart aches for the animals we consider disposable, unworthy, throw aways. Please, please, consider adoption from shelters and rescues first, and only if you are in it for that pets lifetime!

Thank you


About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

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