Sunday, April 24, 2011

Save a Life Sunday! Munchkin! Reno! Pickles! Slinky!

Taken from

Each day hundreds of dogs and cats are left behind in shelters by owners who are certain the pets will be adopted. Few people realize how many pets are euthanized daily and even fewer realize how little time animals spend in shelters before they are put down.

Time in Shelter
The time that animals spend in shelters before being euthanized depends on the type of shelter the animal is in, the area where the shelter is located and the condition or behavior of the animal.

5-Day Stay
While it is only a recommendation, the Humane Society of the United States suggests that all pets be held in a shelter for at least five days.

Changing Rules
When caught in financial difficulties, many shelters are forced to decrease the time animals have before they are put down. Some money-tight shelters implement 3-day rules, euthanizing the animal on the fourth day of its shelter stay.

No-Kill Shelters
No-kill shelters keep animals indefinitely unless they are too ill to be treated or have an overly aggressive nature.

Save a Life
Time is limited for any animal in a shelter, unless the shelter is a no-kill one. If left unadopted, any animal will be put down eventually.

Read more: How Long Do Animal Shelters Keep Animals Before Putting Them to Sleep? |

With that in are a few furbabies currently at City of Hurst Animal Services...Click on their names to see their petfinder pages





Jenny said...

You have such a kind and lovely heart!

Happy Easter, lovely lady. Hope your day is filled with blessings.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

I second Jenny above, she said it PERFECTLY: You have such a kind and lovely AND loving heart! Happy Easter to you and your hubby and girls... And, as usual, I said a prayer for EACH of your cats listed that they find a good home! I hope you have a wonderful day today, dear friend.