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  • 1. Let’s Help Those Who Can’t Help Themselves
    By Jerika Fortney
  • 2. Dogs In Danger
  • 3. Cat Got Your Tongue?
  • 4. “Doghouse” Living Space
    • Dogs have to go through life living in small cages like these shown to the left
    • 5. They have no room to run or play
    • 6. Nobody is there for them as they should to show them undivided attention & love
    • 7. They cannot be themselves by being caged up in such small living spaces
    • 8. This is no way to live ..
    Please Help!!
  • 9. What’s Happening?
    Lost Dogs:hundreds of lost or stray dogs are picked up by animal control officers each day, and many end up in pounds when their owners can't be located
    Breeders:Breeders often overestimate the number dogs they will produce, and many unwanted or excess dogs end up at shelters or the pound
    Sudden change in situation:The death or sudden onset of health problems of the owner, a change in finances or living situation, and moving to another location that prevents owners from taking their dogs with them can all lead to dog shelters
    Second thoughts:Dogs bought as impulse purchases
    or gifts often end up in pounds and shelters when their
    owners discover that they are more work than anticipated
  • 10. Tips To Owning A Dog
    • Never bother a dog that is eating, sleeping, or caring for offspring. Sometimes this includes other animals or children in a household.
    • 11. Try not to make direct eye contact with a dog, as this can be seen as a form of aggression.
    • 12. Under no circumstances should a baby be left alone with a dog.
    • 13. If a dog begins attacking you, protect your face and neck, and roll into a ball.
    • 14. Never approach a dog without letting it sniff you first.
    • 15. Do not try to help a hurt dog; although it may need your help, its instinct may take over and see you as a potential threat.
    • 16. Never take a hostile or aggressive stance with a dog, even, when playing.
    • 17. Keep your face as far away from the dog as possible. Most bites occur on or around the face.
  • We Need Your Help ..
    • Volunteer at local Humane Societies
    • 18. Give donations to these departments for vaccines for the animals in need
    • 19. Make donations to help supply the food & needed supplies to keep things going
    • 20. Adopt your very own loving, friendly, & loyal friend whether it’s a dog or cat
    • 21. Every person counts
    • 22. Visit your local Humane Society for more ways to help out the animals in your community
  • Ugly Truth
    It costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $2 billion each year to round up, house, kill, and dispose of homeless animals.
    Over 56% of dogs and puppies entering shelters are killed, based on reports from over 1,055 facilities across America.
    An estimated 5 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters each year.
    On average it costs approximately $100 to capture, house, feed and eventually kill a homeless animal - a cost that ultimately comes out of our pocket. Low cost spay/neuter services are far below that amount.
  • 23. Continued ..
    The cost of having a pregnant female can be much higher than the cost of spaying
    Seven dogs & cats are born every day for each person born in the U.S. Of those, only 1 in 5 puppies and kittens say in their original home for their natural lifetime. The remaining 4 are abandoned to the streets or end up at a shelter
    Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals
    The public acquires only 14% of its pets from shelters; 48% get their pets as strays, from friends, from animal rescuers, 38% get their pets from breeders or pet stores
    Only 30% of dog guardians are aware of the pet-overpopulation problem
  • 24. Statistics
    Number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year:8–10 million
    Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year:4–5 million
    Number of cats and dogs adopted from shelters each year: 3–5 million
    Number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year:Between 600,000 and 750,000—15–30% of dogs and 2–5% of cats entering shelters
    Number of animal shelters in the United States:Between 4,000 and 6,000
    Percentage of dogs in shelters who are purebred:25%
    Average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year:2
    Average number of puppies in a canine litter: 6–10
  • 25. Doggone Perfect!!
  • 26. Do The Right Thing ..