Cynthia McDaniel Mattie Miller English Comp 111 20 September, 2011 Essay #3 The Cause and Effects of Pet Overpopulation In 6 years, a female dog and her offspring can be a source of 67,000 puppies. (Nash) The overpopulation of pets is an ongoing problem. With startling statistics that proves that this is a bigger problem than most people realize. Statics show that around 5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year and 3 to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats).Shelter intakes are about evenly divided between those animals relinquished by owners and those picked up by animal control. The percentage of euthanasia varies from state to state.
This did not include tenants who harbored pets illegally, who also stayed only 18 months.” Not only will your tenants stay longer but they will also pay a little bit more to keep their furry pets with them. Most people believe their pets are not only a companion but a member of their family so when you don’t accept them that just means you don’t accept their family. However there are also many cons to accepting pets into your rental property. A lot of people believe that if you let pets into a property they are automatically going to cause a lot of damage to a property. “The deposit is not worth the work after the tenant leaves.
This isn’t the case most of dogs are deemed unadoptable because the lack social skills and forced in surviving on their own. Many of the dogs will never experience the touch of loving human that is there for their car and never feel the warmth of the fire as they chew on a bone. The education of people will give animals a chance to live. Most people look for certain dog breeds when adopting from a shelter which leaves the poor stereotypes of breeds to be euthanized, never given the chance to be a good dog. If people are willing to be educated of breeding demands and the care of dogs this will lower the risk of pets ending up in shelter to be euthanatized.
Leo Ramirez English 12 Mr.w Kitty over kill. In the article “The Last Meow” by Burkhard Bilger, he states that “our love affair with our pet has gotten out of control.” He goes on to say that in the past seven years Americans have increased their veterinary care by $8 billion. Although pet care is very important, the expense on veterinary care is too high. The money can be spent on something different, on something that has a cause. When owning a pet it is essential to provide food, shelter, and health care.
According to Mayra Calvani in her journal in World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) mentioned that in Latin America and Europe, around 250,000 bulls die per year due to tortured and killed for entertainment purpose especially in bullfighting. (M.Calvani, 2008)². This shows that, keeping animals for entertainment purposes promotes animal abuse. Secondly, captivity also takes away animals’ freedom. Many of wild animals cannot cope with situation that they are taken from their natural habitats and placed in captivity.
Daniel McCoy Drew Bixby Core Composition I 10/11/2010 Audience: People looking to buy a new pet Cats vs. Dogs Many people can’t decide what animal to buy when they want to get a new pet. Before you run off and buy a cat instead of a dog, let me tell you why dogs make a better pet. Many people who buy a new pet don’t research the pets, they simply go into a store and buy whatever feels right. That is a very bad decision because if you do look up what you think you want, you might not get what you want at all.
Animal Cruelty Animal cruelty is a growing problem in today’s society, and it needs to be stopped as soon as possible. More than 8 million abandoned and neglected animals enter animal shelters every year, and more than half of them are euthanized. Animal cruelty comes in several forms, some of which people don’t know. There is animal experimenting, animal abuse, and mistreatment of animals. All of these forms of abuse can be stopped and prevented with your help.
Dogs will be forced to take euthanasia if they were not adopted for a period of time. Approximately, there are 33000 dogs killed every year, this figure shows how severe the problem is. Identifying abandoned dogs’ owners is not a fully-fledged solution. Those iron-hearted owners will then be brought to justice and banned for life from owning a pet but without showing any repentance. However, it is an undeniable fact that they did escape from their responsibility.
Dogs are more demanding than cats. They need their master to take them for walks on a daily basis, while cats do it on their own. They don’t need somebody take them for a walk as they are more independent. Last but not the least is that cats use a litterbox, while the dogs cannot be trained to do this and mess anywhere and everywhere which is the biggest drawback for choosing the dog as a pet. So it is quite clear that cats do make a better pet than dog because their needs are fewer than dogs.
Since the broker is acting as the middle person, it is difficult to find out whether the puppies come from these puppy mills or not. Some pet stores will lie about a lot of things in order for them to make a higher profit. And once the purchase is made there is no return, therefore, creating a lot of abandoned puppies. Since puppies are often falsely advertised in pet stores, and after a personal experience, I believe that if you want a dog you should get the dog from the humane society or from the breeder themselves, I highly do not recommend buying pets from pet stores at all. Instead of purchasing pets from pet stores there are several alternatives options to getting a pet such as going to the animal adoption shelter or directly researching and contacting the breeder rather than going through a middle person.