Persuasive Essay On Homeless Animals

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Saving Millions Every Year
Every year 2.7 million animals are adopted from shelters and 2.7 million are euthanized across the United States. This is a problem because 7.6 million animals enter these shelters and some never find their forever home (“A Dose of Reality”). All shelters and rescues have a common purpose, the millions of animals are safe and off the streets and to help loving families find their “perfect” pet.
Animal shelters or as some people prefer to call them pounds, are a place that strays and abandoned animals are taken to. There are also kill shelters that put down dogs after they have been there for seventy-two hours or sooner if the shelter becomes too crowded. They also euthanize sick and aggressive pets (Pit Bull, Rottweiler,
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Each year 7.6 million animals are in shelters (3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats). 2.7 million animals are adopted (1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats). 649,000 are strays returned to their owners (542,000 dogs and 100,000 cats) (“Pet Statistics”). 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats) each year. 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats will never be adopted. Sixty percent of Americans own and adopted a pet (8 million dogs and 100 million cats) (“What Kinds of Pets Get Adopted”). Approximately ninety percent of dogs do not get adopted and fifty percent of those are pure bred dogs (“A Dose of Reality”).
From those statistics, there is an age group of cats and dogs to get adopted. The youngest to oldest for both are first to go, and the size wise are the smallest to biggest. The most popular color order for cats is: (grey, blue, silver, tabby orange-red, brown or chocolate) and for dogs is: (golden, black, brown or tricolor) and the least favorite color to get picked for cats is: (tiger stripped, black and white or tuxedo) and for dogs is: (red, chestnut and orange) (“A Dose of
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One excuse is a change in residency. The owners are moving to a new place that does not except pets or do not want to risk having a pet mess up the new place or moving in with friends that dislike animals or are allergic to pets. Second excuse, the owner is losing a job, getting divorced, or having a baby. Also, the owner becomes overwhelmed with a new job and gets caught up with work or the owner becomes severely sick and cannot take the responsibility of a pet anymore. Third excuse, people get a dog and do not potty train them or they do not obey the owner because of improper training (most shelter dogs are not potty trained because of lack of training). Fourth excuse, owners do not realize the cost of owning pets, such as buying food, toys, shots, etc. Fifth excuse, if there pet has a health issue with old age or is sick, people tend to get rid of them because they do not want to care for an old pet. The sixth excuse, the pet gets sent off for biting friends, family or visitors because of the owner’s lack of training. Seventh, owners end up with too many pets that are not neutered or spayed, and then that leads to them having litters that they cannot sell or get rid of. Eighth, a family member might become allergic. Ninth excuse, if someone found a stray on the streets they will keep it to see if the owner or someone who might want to take it in (“Reasons Dogs End up in Shelters”). Tenth, their dog got bigger than they

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