A few years back, I was volunteering at the Albuquerque Animal Shelter. We took in a couple of dogs, all of which we adopted, and the one that stands out as the most special to me was a golden retriever. He was 6 years old, weighed about 20 pounds, and was very thin. He had the most beautiful smile and had a really distinctive bark. To me, that dog had all the markings to be an incredibly sweet person.
The Albuquerque shelter in West Albuquerque is where I volunteered, but the one that stands out to me as the most special is the one that specializes in shelter dogs. The shelter is located on the westside of the city. Most of the shelters that I’ve seen in the past have primarily been in the eastside of the city. The westside shelter is more accessible, with easier access to medical services and other needed services. The dogs that live at the shelter are predominantly golden retrievers.
Golden retrievers and a shelter dog. That’s a trend I’ve noticed in the past few months. There appears to be a trend that shelters will be a lot more willing to put dogs in the homes of people who have a lot of money to spend on them and that dogs will end up being put in poorer homes as opposed to better ones. This is especially true in Albuquerque, where the average income level is around $20,000.
This is a trend that has been going on for years. Ive talked to a lot of people who work in shelters and their response is that they don’t want to put a person in a home with a lot of money because then they can’t get the dog and the money is not enough. However, the average income level at shelters is under $30,000 a year, and a dog is not even worth that much money.
In terms of animal-related deaths, these are generally not the primary causes. In the U.S. in 2012, of the 11,000 people killed by animals, 5,000 of them were from shelters. It’s no surprise that the shelters are the hardest hit, with the majority of the deaths from animal-related incidents occurring in shelters. Of course, the shelters don’t suffer from this problem alone; they’re also home to some of the most dangerous animals on the planet.
The animals euthanized at a shelter are typically rescues where someone thinks they have a bad case of pneumonia. When they find out that their case isnt that bad, the shelter then euthanizes them anyway. In the case of a dog, that means being put down because it isnt healthy enough to live in a shelter.
The problem is that animal rescue shelters dont take any chances. Theyre not just euthanized when they think they have a fatal case of pneumonia. Theyre euthanized when the dogs are ill enough to take a chance on. This is the same as the euthanizing of pets. Even though the shelter dont get to see the dogs die, theyre still euthanized and then their bodies go to be eaten by animals.
Pets are far too expensive to run a shelter, and even if you could save a few dogs, the expense of running the shelters would still be prohibitive. In reality, the shelter is run by a volunteer who takes care of the dogs and their needs. The dogs are just tossed into a dumpster and left to their own devices.
Like I said before, people think that the euthanasia of a dog is the same as the euthanasia of a cat. The dogs are euthanized, then their bodies go to be eaten by animals. Pets are too expensive to run a shelter, and even if you could save a few dogs, the expense of running the shelters would still be prohibitive. In reality, the shelter is run by a volunteer who takes care of the dogs and their needs.
This is the first time an animal shelter has been run by volunteers. The other shelters in Albuquerque were run by volunteers, but then the shelters got shut down by the city because they did not keep up with all the dogs in the city. We are just looking for help in the animal shelter westside. It’s so sad and heart-breaking that all these great dogs are going to be eaten because of some stupid mistake.