How can you kill a dog or cat?

I follow a lot of animal rescue sites on Facebook.  Many of them show dogs and cats that are due to be killed within a short period of time, usually a day or two.  The rescues are looking for foster homes and donations to cover vetting and other expenses.

My wife and I at the present time have five cats and two dogs.  I cannot understand how anyone could stick a needle full of poison into one of these dogs or cats pictured.  I can understand someone really needing a job, but when I see statistics of shelters that kill a hundred or more in a day, I would think it would eat away at a person’s soul.  I really think I would starve to death if killing healthy animals was my only source of food.

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About miketil2012

Retired grandfather who has become involved in the welfare of animals and particularly the No Kill Movement. Proud guardian of 5 cats and two dogs, all rescues. Working towards the day when no dogs or cats die needlessly and all animal abusers are punished appropriately.
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2 Responses to How can you kill a dog or cat?

  1. Mordanicus says:

    I think I will have less trouble with killing a human being (such as condemned criminal or in case of self-defense) than a non-human animal. Unlike my mother I do not kill musqitoes, I will try to remove annoying insects/spiders from my home rather than to kill them.

  2. miketil2012 says:

    Thanks. I too could not put down an animal that was not suffering. I have removed a lot of spiders and wasps from my home rather than kill them.

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