I had a good time popping back and forth to the event’s Facebook page and seeing the mentions of lots of shelters that had taken the pledge.
I only wish I knew how many shelters took the pledge--and how many animals were actually saved that day, which I of course hope were all of them. In fact I’d love it if no animals were killed on any day, except those that truly had to be euthanized for health reasons, to end their suffering.
Now I know a lot more--except what actually causes the problem in the first place. A lot of people love pets. So why can’t all people be responsible pet owners? I won’t go on a tirade here but I don’t understand why people don’t spay or neuter their pets at appropriate times to avoid unwanted puppies or kittens from being born. Or why people decide to give up pets for reasons that ultimately just mean they’re tired of their four-legged family members.