Essay on A Man 's Best Friend

1903 Words Dec 11th, 2016 8 Pages
A man’s best friend. Without even saying the word people hear this phrase and instantly picture a loving pup. Dogs have been known as a man’s best friend for many decades, they are genuine, pure, loyal, and loving creatures. In my life, I have developed a love for these animals along with many others. Since I was little, I knew my goal in life was to become a veterinarian, but just wanting something isn’t good enough. To truly be successful in a career one needs to have motives, goals and find what they are genuinely passionate about. I find that passion in the strays, the misfits, the abused, unwanted, and unloved. The numbers for these kinds of animals are staggering. According to the ASPCA, 2.7 million animals are euthanized each year (Shelter Intake and Surrender). The estimated number of stray cats comes to 70 million, and it has been proven that owned animals live longer than strays (Shelter Intake and Surrender). Those facts are only a few of the many that show the problem of animal overpopulation. Animal breeding and lack of spayed/neutered animals has left millions of animals to be put down and to not have homes. Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that the definition of shelter is a place that provides food and protection for people or animals that need assistance. This is exactly what animal shelters strive to do and what they achieve under normal conditions. However, there is only a certain number of cages, food, water, storage, and space that an animal…

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