Because so many dogs and cats are left out in the cold on wintry days and danger comes from cars, or abuse from their owners, I was compelled to write this article.
I love cats, and I have one by the name of Kitso. Kitso has been with us for ten years now. We take very good care of him, and he knows he is loved. Kitso has given us much joy and hope he is with us another 10 years, God willing. When I take a picture of him, and we have many, he curls his tail around him as he sits and looks directly into the camera. He is a flame-point white Siamese mix and very handsome, but, he’s a bit of a ham.
I know that many people have animals that they love, but our Seniors have the most. They not only love and care for them but treat them as family members, and that’s how it should be.
Abused or Neglected Pets:
If you know of an animal that is being mistreated or abused, please call for help. Some people won’t call and they give reasons like, “it’s not my problem” or “let the neighbor call” or “it’s none of my business”. Well, it is your business and everyone else’s business to say something when you see something. That’s the humane thing to do for any abuse is not to be tolerated, especially when seen or suspected.
We hear abuse on TV, or read it in newspapers. Dogs left chained out in the freezing temperature and left to die. Thrown from cars or put into plastic bags and thrown in rivers. Cats left in abandoned buildings without food and live in filth.
How anyone can do these things is inhuman and doesn’t have a heart. My take, they are the lowest of the low and that’s to put it mildly.
If you have a pet and because of circumstance, you cannot take care of him or her, or you cannot find a good home for that pet, please, bring them to a “No Kill Shelter.”
A No Kill Shelter is a shelter that does not kill unless there is a good reason. By that I mean a dog or cat that is ill and there is no hope to save it.
A No Kill Shelter, saves and places them in good homes, cats and dogs, 90% of the time.
Municipal v. No Kill Shelters
There is a vast difference between Municipal Shelters and No Kill Shelters.
Municipal Shelters see animals as overcrowding and a nuisance, they kill many. Even healthy animals are killed.
A No Kill Shelter does not.
Dogs and cats, when they are loved, they know it. When they are cared for, they know it. Knowing all of this, a dog or cat will bring joy to your family and you will have a friend that is loyal to the end of their lives. If you don’t own a dog or a cat, I hope you will consider saving one or adopting one.
Caring for Your New Pet:
There are many great products to help with taking care of your Pet whether you have one or you are thinking of adopting one. Kitso loves Greenies! So much so, that he used to just inhale them and swallow them whole at first – which defeats the purpose of cleaning his teeth. My daughter finally figured out that if we put his treats on top of his cereal, he’ll chew them as that is how they work to clean his teeth.
Here are some products from Amazon that are helpful in caring for your pet.
In books there are two good reads: “How to Raise the Perfect Dog.” And, for cats, there’s a poetry book: “I Could Pee On This.” Very Funny! And, here’s a few more I came across – Enjoy!