Too many animals, too few safe havens!
Today is World Stray Animals Day 2019
Sneha's Care is committed toward a better world for all loving paws.
In Nepal, stray dogs roaming freely are a common sight. Dogs depend on humans for their everyday needs – food, water, shelter, veterinary care, love and more. Yet thousands of animals across Nepal have no guardian to care for them, let alone a warm, comfortable place to curl up in at night.
While some free-roaming dogs are regularly fed by people who act loosely as owners to them, many stray dogs have simply been abandoned and left to fend for themselves; forced to live off waste food scraps, wherever they can find them and often suffering and dying after getting hit by vehicles, succumbing to extreme temperatures, starving, contracting contagious diseases and facing other dangers. Many stray animals are poisoned, mutilated, tortured, or killed in other cruel ways.
Why are so many animals homeless? Breeders and the pet industry are major contributors to this crisis because they bring more puppies into a world that doesn’t have enough good homes for all the animals that already exist. The supply of animals to pet stores – churn out litter after litter, and many of them bred will either become homeless themselves or fill homes that could have gone to those who are waiting in shelters.
Many people also acquire animals on a whim or give them as “gifts” without considering the lifetime commitment that’s involved. When people discover that caring for an animal requires more effort, money, time and patience than they expected, they often turn their backs on their loyal companions.
Animal homelessness is a complex crisis, but the solution is simple: ADOPT ANIMALS FROM SHELTERS OR THE STREETS instead of buying them and prevent unwanted animals from being born by always sterilizing companion animals.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Each of us can help work toward the day when there will be a loving, permanent home for every animal by neutering our animal companions and by always adopting and never buying. Encourage
everyone you know to do the same! It’s also important to consider whether we’re prepared to take on the lifelong commitment of caring for an animal before adding a new member to the family.
People need to understand the sensitivity and importance of stray animals.
April 4 is the day to show compassion, take care, and get into take action for stray animals all over our planet.
Help us spread the word. Tell, tweet, link, recommend, post, blog, like and share this with all your friends. Show the world you care.