Do not leave animals in pain; follow these tips

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

People need to know there’s an overpopulation of pets in animal shelters. It’s getting out of hand and it’s clearly our fault that it’s happening. These animals aren’t being treated fairly and it’s our responsibility to care for them.

According to the Humane Society, some places breed animals just for the money. These places are called puppy and kitten mills. They breed two animals years and years in a row. The animals are bred until they can’t anymore. After that, they are killed, abandoned or even sold.

The animals are in terrible medical condition and usually when bought have many problems. It’s not fair to animals to be treated this way. Animals aren’t being treated fairly and we need to change that. Don’t support puppy and kitten mills. Adopt a pet instead.

In addition, we have a responsibility to our pets. If you get a pet, make sure you can take care of it. That’s how some animals end up in shelter because the owners can’t take care of them any longer. If we are all careful about getting pets in the first place, the number of animals in shelters would decline.

Finally, too many animals in shelters affects the community. The more animals in a shelter, the more money taken from a community. All of this money is going toward helping animals with their medical problems and clean spaces to live in the shelter. Also, the more animals in a shelter, the more volunteers are needed. If the shelter didn’t need the volunteers, they could be helping our community in other ways.

If you want to help this noble cause then whenever you want a pet, don’t buy your future friend from a pet store, online, or from a breeder. Get your companion from a rescue center or a shelter.

Animals don’t deserve to be treated like they don’t matter to us. If you are an animal lover and can’t bear to see animals in pain or alone, help out our amazing friends. Animals are companions and not prisoners. We are not torturers. Don’t leave animals in pain.

Aidan Buss

Greenwich

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