Rescue a Dog
A photographer on the scene of a burning home in North Carolina from the Charlotte, NC newspaper, “The Observer,” took this photo.
Cinnamon, a pregnant Doberman Pinscher, “thanks” a fireman as he sat down to rest after the fire was out.
Some time later, she gave birth to 5 puppies.
Many dogs do not remain with their original owners either because of a genuine life-altering circumstance or because the owners weren’t prepared for the responsibility of dog ownership.
Perhaps they didn’t have the time they thought they would, or perhaps they didn’t provide the training and didn’t want to live with the results.
Perhaps they simply didn’t do their homework about the characteristics and behaviour of a particular breed. Whatever the reason, 29% of dogs were surrendered by their owners to humane societies across Canada in 2014.
In addition, 45% of dogs taken in by human societies across Canada in 2014 were strays.
These unwanted dogs and those who have been victims of neglect are considered rescues.
Sadly, there are often rescue dogs available for placement in loving homes. If you’re ready for dog ownership, but hesitate because you’re not sure if a puppy is right for you, consider a rescue.
Rescue listings are provided FREE of charge!
Of the 6 to 8 million dogs and cats who find their way into the shelters each year, only 30 percent of dogs are reunited with their owners.
Only 42% of dogs in shelters are adopted.
Sadly, 11% of dogs that end up in shelters are euthanized. That translates to over 10 million healthy animals a year.