Domestic Animal Overpopulation Essay

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Cooper was only six months old when he was left in the streets by his careless owners and where he was forced to face the world all alone. He met another forgotten and lonely puppy named, Molly, and they ended up having a litter of puppies. These innocent dogs either ended up dying or hopefully, they made it to a shelter. Consequently, it only takes two unsterilized, abandoned dogs to lead to the overpopulation of dogs. Around four million helpless dogs die each year due to the shelters overflow with homeless canines so the innocent animals must be euthanized (Sexton). Additionally, more than half of the blameless dogs in an animal shelter never become adopted so they never make it to a forever home. For example, the United States currently …show more content…
To control the overpopulation of animals, not only it is essential for society to stop supporting the “breeding industry,” but also, owners of pets must prevent the accidental breeding by sterilizing their animals. Humans must realize the ultimate consequences of supporting the “breeding industry” when deciding to either breed their own dog or to purchase a purebred dog. Although many might rather have a purebred dog, it is crucial to realize that supporting the “breeding industry” only increases the overpopulation of dogs. Those concerned about the wellbeing of dogs should, therefore, adopt from their local shelter before purchasing from the “breeding industry.” People must realize that ultimately adoption should be the only choice. Although it is crucial to stop supporting the breeding industry, the most effective way to prevent the overpopulation of dogs is to spay and neuter all domestic dogs to make sure the domestic dog does not add to the overpopulation. Animal shelters try to reduce the problem of unwanted pets by promoting spay and neuter programs, adoptions, and unfortunately, euthanasia if that is the only option (Sexton). Although shelters are left with ultimately no choice, concern is growing regarding the number of pets euthanized every year. However, at one time, the American Society for the Prevention of …show more content…
Not only does the uncontrollable increase of dogs lead to health and safety concerns for humans such as diseases, but also, it poses a financial burden. Therefore, society must stop supporting the breeding industry and instead adopt from the local animal shelter. Additionally, owners must sterilize their domestic dogs to help take control of this issue. People who care about the wellbeing of animals must begin to take a stand and present more awareness for the sake of the lives of these innocent dogs. Through support and willingness, people can make a difference in controlling the domestic animal

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