Every Sunday I receive the "kill list" The list is from just a few pounds in Ohio... 3 maybe 4 county pounds out of 88! The list usually has about 80 plus dogs on it. The list is called a "kill list" because the dogs not taken will be killed on Friday morning. This list is where I first saw my dog Petey. Who at this moment is basically laying on my lap.
Petey is a great dog. Not 100% sure how old he is.. maybe 4 years old the vet guessed. I got him last year on my birthday. He was already housebroken, crate trained, knew basic commands. Petey is a GREAT dog. Of course was not neutered, he is now :-)
The profile picture on my blog is Petey's "kill" picture from the pound.
Here are some of the dogs on this weeks "kill list" So, don't tell me that only mutts or "bad" dogs find their way into shelters or that their really isn't an overpopulation problem or that YOUR breed of dog isn't found at a shelter. Here are the pictures and some information about them......
1328 This guy is saying let me out please He is about 2 years old and just so happy and cute
1355 This girl has some separation trouble. Family thought it was cruel to put her in a crate while gone. Better than where she is now. She is a very nice well behaved lady.
1356 This girl was so glad to get out of her kennel it took several times just to get this picture. She was found dragging a cable so she is a tie out dog but hopefully someone will make her a inside dog this time around. She is about 1 years old and weighs 60 lbs
1365 This guy is so cute AND well behaved. Loves every one and is a real cudlebug
10-17-09 Belinda really needs your help. Belinda is a female yellow lab that lost her newborn pups about a week ago. She is about 1.5 years old and weighs 45-50 pounds. She craves attention!
10-17-09 This little pack consists of 4 male Jack Russell Terrier mix pups about 6 weeks old. They are all boys. These little ones received their first bath and are being de-wormed with Panacur. They will receive their first 6 in 1 puppy shot next week. Some are smooth and some are wiry
10-01-09 Cherokee is a female beagle about 25 pounds and 2 years old. She is a bit uncertain about her new surroundings at the Pound. Cherokee loves children and has an even temperament. She has a nice soft coat of white and brown.
10-11-09 I had a bath and like to run and play! I may try to dominate smaller dogs. Jum is a 1.5 year old Australian Cattle Dog. He weighs about 35 pounds and appears to be a purebred. He has a docked tail. Jum is friendly and attentive . He also seems to be good around other dogs. He has a nice temperament
09-21-09 Questor is a male, chestnut-brown Setter mix. He is about 9 months old and weighs 40-45 pounds. He has an enthusiastic temperament and is friendly. This dog has a beautiful coat and some unique face markings. He would love a new home soon!
10-17-09 Flash is a 12 week old male German Shepherd mix with a very nice looking face. He is being de-wormed with Panacur and received his 6 in 1 puppy shot 10-16-09. He is a little subdued in the Pound environment but he has a pleasant temperament. He will not be a big dog.
MC-1 this is a male chih mix, tan with white coloring, short hair and a medium size, friendly and cute
This is just a FEW of the dogs on the list... didn't want to bore you with ALL of them...
So, the next time you hear someone say they want to breed tell them about these faces who when you wake up on Saturday morning to spend time with your family.... will more then likely no longer exist. OR you think to yourself "ONE litter won't hurt anyone" please go to your local pound / local kill shelter and give each dog a cookie, look them in the face and tell them ONE litter won't hurt anyone EXCEPT THEM as they are lead to the gas chamber and killed.
TOP 10 REASONS TO SPAY / NEUTER YOUR DOG
WERE KILLED AT THE SHELTER THIS MORNING!
And above are actually 29 reasons!