The recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs,Texas was a horrendous recurrence of a travesty that needs to be stopped in the U.S.. These atrocities are happening too often and the fatalities are mounting per event. In a small town where less than 400 people reside, the death toll was a shocking 14 percent of the population.
While the thought of “no kill” shelters brings a smile to animal advocates, many are cognizant there's a significant grey area that exists regarding euthanasia. In an ideal world, we’d like to believe there would be no need for animal shelters — that strays, abused and unwanted pets didn’t exist. Unfortunately that is not the case.
Adopting dogs and cats these days has become fairly commonplace. In fact, in many instances, pet owners consider it preferable to seeking out a pedigree. There are many reasons for this, but primarily adoption helps reduce the the number of abused cats and dogs that potentially could be euthanized each year.