posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 03:33 PM
Disturbing topic... One thing that always catches my attention is lack of an mention of species other than canine/feline. How many rabbits, ferrets,
mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, and other small mammals were euthanized? Most animal shelters primary focus is on larger mammals dogs/cats, and very
few resources are devoted to helping other species of animals that are popular pets/companions. I realize that there are a few non-profit shelters
devoted to some of these types of animals, however, the truth is, that all too often these animals are released into parks or dropped off in a cage at
some shelter's doorstep without a note/food/water (I've seen this many times and it disgusts me that people treat these creatures as disposable
objects). This usually spells doom for the creature.
I love dogs and cats, I always have. I consider myself an animal lover, but there is something about the small mammals that seem to be overlooked and
forgotten that tugs my heart-strings the most. Please try to remember that there are other animals that, due to whatever circumstance, deserve and
need our care and compassion.just as much as dogs and cats do.