We Must Permanent Homes Essay examples
Since 2012, the successful efforts of the “Getting to Zero” Campaign to decrease euthanasia has resulted in an increase in adoptable dogs in San Diego County shelters, which means that more dogs need permanent homes. Starting on July 1, 2015, for the first time in San Diego County history, all incoming animals that are healthy or treatable will not be euthanized at all San Diego County shelters due to lack of space or time. As a result, this life saving initiative to end unnecessary euthanasia has increased the number of available dogs needing permanent homes in San Diego.
My investigation started with data collection and analysis from secondary research found online from the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition (SDAWC) Asilomar Accord Statistics for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.
According to the SDAWC Asilomar Accord Statistics, the number of dogs being euthanized decreased significantly in three years as a result of the “Getting to Zero” Campaign. From 2012 to 2013, 1,428 dogs were euthanized (The SDAWC Statistics Table FY 2012-13). From 2013 to 2014, that number decreased by 27.5% to 1,035 dogs (The SDAWC Statistics Table FY 2013-14). From 2014 to 2015, that number decreased further to 26.9% to 757 dogs (The SDAWC Statistics Table…