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Friday, June 29, 2012

Ajuma selling chicks, among other animals...

Some cool parakeets for sale images:

Ajuma selling chicks, among other animals…
parakeets for sale

Image by Julie Facine
Apparently it is custom to buy chicks as gifts on Easter. Also for sale, hamsters ducks and parakeets.

Adopt a Shelter Pet
parakeets for sale

Image by caruba
Depending on who you ask, 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in US shelters every year [1].

These animals at some point in their lives ended up homeless and unwanted, and many municipal shelters and "pounds" routinely euthanize their animals if they aren’t reclaimed or adopted within approximately a week.

On the other hand, an enormous industry produces puppies for sale in so called "puppy mills". Millions of dogs spend their short and miserable lives in tiny wire cages under horrific conditions, and their only purpose is to breed and make money for their owners. [2]

With practically no exceptions, the puppy you can buy from a pet store or online was born in such a facility. Puppy mills are typically USDA licensed. The USDA requirement for a dog cage? Six inches taller and wider than the dog. [3]

Adopting a shelter dog truly saves a life, and doesn’t support the puppy mill industry. Shelter dogs are evaluated and temperament tested before they become available for adoption. They are typically spayed/neutered, up-to-date with vaccinations, and often microchipped.

There are many breed rescues and pure breed dogs in shelters as well. Please spread the word and save a life.

Can’t adopt right now? Ask if your shelter offers a foster program. Can’t have a cat or dog? Adopt a guinea pig, parakeet, or rabbit from a local small animal rescue or humane society.

The dog in this picture is Desdemona, a Lab/Pit mix, and she is available for adoption. She’s sporting her "adopt me" vest during an event in Hoboken, NJ.

[1] www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/facts/ove…

[2] www.bestfriends.org/nomorehomelesspets/puppies_arent_prod…

[3] fortheloveofthedogblog.com/animal-advocacy/usda-license-a…



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