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by Jacquie Rand category: Animals
Did you know that right now, every year in Australia, 100,000 perfectly healthy and treatable dogs and cats are killed just because too many pounds and shelters follow outdated practices?
Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? What’s even crazier is that it doesn’t have to be like this.
There’s a way to get from 100,000 dogs and cats killed to zero – and you could be a part of that!
#GoZero - We know it’s an ambitious target, we also know that it’s absolutely possible.
Why are we so sure? Because Brisbane City is almost there.The managers and staff who run the pound (Animal Welfare League) and shelter (RSPCA) in Brisbane believe zero is possible, and they are implementing life-saving practices just like those listed above.
Now, we want to duplicate this success in all capital cities – and right across Australia.
But we can’t do it without your support. Share this message with your friends and family now to help us achieve this goal.
Help us make a change - donate now.
You could save cats like Madeleine from being killed.
Poor scared little Madeleine was only a few weeks old when she was found. She was motherless and terrified when she was taken to a shelter. Luckily, the shelter management followed best practice and used life-saving strategies. At this shelter, tiny defenceless kittens like Madeleine are looked after by foster carers until they can be found a loving forever home. Sadly, for thousands of other kittens, the outlook is bleak, and many pounds euthanase any kitten less than 6 weeks old.
You could save dogs like Winnie and George from being killed
Winnie overcame a rough start to life before entering a shelter. Instead of being a happy, tumbley pup, she was shy and timid. It took her a while to trust people, but she finally dazzled prospective parents with her soft and sweet personality. Her confidence bloomed when she found a forever home with patient and loving people.
George is an adult a cattle dog-cross with puppy-dog-eyes that make you melt. George is one of many cattle dogs begging to be taken home and loved. How could someone look into those eyes and kill a dog like George when he could be saved?
Madeleine, Winnie and George were lucky to find good homes. However, many pets just like them are not so lucky and have their healthy lives ended abruptly by euthanasia.
But whether cats like Madeleine or dogs like Winnie and George find a forever home or become a euthanasia statistic depends on whether the pound or shelter manager is aware they can get to zero. Have Australian pounds and shelters implemented as many best practices as possible? The answer comes down to your support.
If you would like to
provide hope to homeless pets now with a donation click here.
The mission of the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation’s (APWF) is to improve the health and welfare of pets, enrich the bond between pets and people and to help ensure that ALL adoptable pets find a forever home.
We do this by conducting research into better practices for shelters, pounds and municipalities in order to inform procedures and change ineffective legislation.