Thursday, December 1, 2011

Comforting Dogs Before You Kill Them Is Not Compassionate

All I see are pictures and descriptions of dogs who are healthy, loving, wonderful animals. They should be alive. Instead they are dead and money/time is being spent on a program that gives dogs a walk before they are killed. To me, that is a betrayal. What say you?

From The Bark, "Could you spend the night comforting shelter dogs scheduled to be euthanized the next morning? The Compassion Program, based out of New York's Animal Care and Control in Manhattan, is comprised of nine volunteers who take turns sleeping over with death row dogs. Whether it's a long walk, a special treat, playing with a toy or being cuddled, they ensure that every dog spends his last hours being loved. The program staff consider it a form of hospice, even though these dogs are not necessarily dying due to medical conditions, but lack of loving homes."


The original article from earlier this year

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