About Don’t Euthanize Me. Dont euthanize me is part of Green Pets America; a 501c3 charity founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007. Our mission is to end the euthanization of shelter animals in America. We have been recognized for humanitarian service by the State Senate of Georgia and the City of Woodstock. Additionally, we are Gold Star rated by Guidestar nonprofit ratings.
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Please dont euthanize me. I am homeless. Please show compassion for me.
One Day Soon Homeless Animals Will Never Again Be Euthanized.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Gandhi
Despite the craziness created by politicians and the news – many of us still believe that we the people remain caring and compassionate for one another, and our animals.
Somehow however we have allowed our politicians to continue to make it legal to euthanize over four million homeless shelter animals every year.
What Orwellian country do we live in that euthanizes four million homeless animals every year? You and I know that this is not ethical. We the ordinary people are better than this. It is the politicians, not us who make this slaughter legal, despite our desire to end this unnecessary euthanization of health, vibrant pets.
We in rescue have walked the dank shelter hallways. We have pulled dogs and cats from iron-barred cages and cold concrete floors. I used to feel that making shelters nicer was the answer. I then believed no kill-shelters was the answer. I no longer believe either. Fixing the problem around the edges is no longer the answer. At the rate we are going no kill will not be completed for a very long time.
Slow improvement is not the answer as 4 million pets are killed yearly. If we wait for slow progress it will be forty-years. In that forty-years time, well over one-hundred-million pets will have been euthanized. That number is too big to even get my mind around.
So we have two choices. We can keep waiting for no kill shelters to be built across America and accept the 160 million deaths. Or we can shift focus and demand an end to euthanizing homeless animals now.
The first response I have gotten to this is outside the box concept are statements such as…we cannot get this done. It is too soon a time frame. It is impossible. It is too difficult. It’s just the way we’ve always done it. Or we need to be patient as these things take a long time to fix.
The real only question is this. Do we want to continue euthanizing animal or do we want to stop. If the answer is we want to stop then all we really need to do is to figure how to stop doing it.
Look at how quickly things are changing today. Things we said were impossible just 5 ago we are doing right now. What once took decades to change is sometimes now changing in months. With social media and peoples activism, change is coming swiftly. Some good and some bad. So let us wait no longer. Lets demand change in sheltering now.
Today is the time to no longer allow politicians to tell us there is no money, or it cannot be done, or it’s just the way it is, or even worse…animals do not feel pain when euthanized. We must no longer let them tell us there’s just no solution to the issue. There are always solutions and always the money when we have a burning need to get it accomplished.
Rescuers see and feel the trauma shelter animal experience. Our homeless animals are sentient beings. We are sentient beings. That means we both feel pain, we both have feelings and we both fight every day to live.
Behind the facade of everything is fine there hides a different reality that politicians don’t want us to know. When I and our group walked into city shelters the day before the animals were scheduled to be euthanized we saw the truth. We saw frightened and traumatized cats and dogs, who tried to hide in a corner of their cage, their face to the wall, who cried, howled and moaned, paralyzed with fear.
These soon to be euthanized dogs and cats knew what was about to happen. Animals have senses above ours. They deeply sensed the fear of another animal being cruelly pulled from its cage, dragged down the hall to the kill room.
Or eviler and more frightening, were the pets who are dragged from their cages, pushed to the concrete floor, held down by their throat and injected with a long needle into their leg, or directly into their heart, with a blue liquid poison that killed them not peacefully, but in convulsive and wrenching pain.
Political and business leaders – jus what more can we say to awaken the passion you also must feel in your heart for these homeless animals. Please stop quarreling over petty issues. Focus on the big issues. Do you want to make this a better society? If so, then start today by joining the rest of this world and stop euthanizing homeless animals every day across America.
I know I may have offended some with my details and descriptions. I know some do not want to hear about what happens in shelters. And to you, I apologize for upsetting your feelings. I get criticized for my frankness on ending euthanization and saving lives. When I write about euthanization people unsubscribe from our newsletter or blog. I understand, but seeing euthanized pets or pets in cages I and others in animal welfare must speak the truth of what we feel and what we see.
This is just not an animal lovers issue, It is everyone’s issue to stand against euthanizing healthy vibrant lives. I think many people today are enlightened to understand that even if we do not pull these souls from their cage, stick a needle into their heart, put them in a black plastic bag and burn their once alive and full of life body in the gas fire we bear the Karma of silence if we do not fight for their lives.
The winds of dramatic change are blowing fiercely. And these powerful winds are for once at the back of ordinary Americans. We can apply pressure now; like no time ever before in our history.
There is much to be done. We can start today by contacting our city councils, county leaders, state leaders and our Federal Congress and Senators. We must state calmly and clearly that it is time to end euthanizing shelter animals in America. To pass “don’t euthanize me” legislation in a bipartisan way and end the a century old practice of euthanizing shelter animals in America.