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Did you know?
According to Stephen Zawistowski, executive vice
president for national programs for the ASPCA, about
four million dogs enter shelters nationwide each year.
Some two million of them end up being euthanized,
about 5,000 dogs each day, one every 16 seconds. They
are not, as is often assumed, merely the misbegotten
mutts, castoffs of some imaginary canine lower caste.
They hail from every stratum of the human society that
shaped them, from all the varied quadrants of our
keeping. According to nationwide surveys, as many as
25 percent of the dogs who end up in shelters are
purebreds: Boston terriers, border collies,
Pomeranians, standard poodles and so on, the sorts of
dogs that people pay thousands of dollars to obtain.
And yet they are discarded for the same dizzying array
of reasons the mongrels are, ranging from the truly
fraught to the downright frivolous.
Labrador Retriever Rescue of East TN
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)