Have you ever wondered what happens to the kittens and puppies of strays?
Well, as you probably have seen, many of them end up on our streets, wandering.
Puppies, it seems are dealt with more kindly than kittens. I have often come across a litter of newborn kittens — yes, a whole litter — that has been thrown in one of the empty lots in the village where I live.
Street dogs and cats die of sickness, malnutrition or injuries sustained from accidents with vehicles or from injuries inflicted by cruel people. The ones that survive breed uncontrollably with other strays, resulting in puppies and kittens born in the most hostile urban environments.
Strays or un-owned dogs are collected by pounds to be killed after a few days. Approximately 200 dogs and cats are euthanized by city pounds every month.
Spay and save a life
When we spay or neuter an animal, we prevent homeless animals from being born into this world. We prevent animal cruelty and suffering.
Spayed or neutered pets are also healthier and happier.
One of the reasons people with pets have stayed away from spaying or neutering a pet is because it is expensive. Cat spaying starts at P3,000 at regular veterinary clinics while dog spaying can go as high as P7,000 to P12,000. Neutering costs are a bit lower and start at P1,000 for male cats and up to P3,000 for small male dogs.
I don’t know about you — but I still make wishes, and believe that they will come true. I know if I wish hard enough, the universe will hear me, and my wishes will be granted.
I would really like to bring food and shelter to these stray animals it really breaks my heart seeing them suffer everyday wondering if they will eat again or find shelter where they can be safe from harm especially in the Philippines where the count of stray cats and dogs are too many. I hope we all have that one dream to help animals who cannot speak for themselves and bring happiness to both man and animals. Thank you for time and care.