I am an animal lover. A sensitive soul, who can all-too-keenly empathize with the depth of pain & confusion our nation’s shelter pets are forced to experience. They are the voiceless, who cannot speak for themselves. Through this blog, I hope to contribute to the growing choir of voices speaking out for our nation’s homeless animals.
Each year, 3-4 million innocent animals are killed in our nation’s “shelters”. This is completely unnecessary, and in a civilized and compassionate society, nothing short of criminal. Pet overpopulation is no more than a persistent myth. There are 17 million Americans looking for pets each year – so only a small percentage of these people need be convinced to adopt from shelters in order to save each and every precious life. This is possible with the No Kill Equation. It’s happening across the country, and there’s a group of us, advocates of a No Kill Nation, who just won’t accept the injustice anymore. (Thanks to No Kill advocate Nathon Winograd for those factual tidbits).
I hope to shine a light on the daily miseries our homeless animals face, especially in Miami, my city of residence and, sadly, the locale of a particularly neglectful animal services facility. In Miami alone, there’s a network of incredible rescuers who devote every free waking hour to the mad rush to save lives and rescue animals from the dreaded MDAS facility. I am in awe of the work these people do. True lifesavers and angels on earth for these desperate animals.
In addition to my animal advocacy and work with rescue here in South Florida, I absolutely adore animals of all kinds, and want to share the joys of their existence with my readers. They are our companions, our soul mates, and our fellow residents on Planet Earth. They have a right to life, and deserve our respect in all matters which concern them. I hope to entertain, engage & educate. There will be joy, and there will be sadness. Both emotions are perpetually present in the world of animal rescue. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Thanks for reading. <3
“If dogs don’t go to heaven, I want to go where they go.”