We’re awfully proud of all the dogs and families who posted their #SochiDogs pictures. And we’re grateful for the response to our blog yesterday. Hopefully we raised some awareness and shared some of the stories of dogs who need rescuing. We know we learned a lot.
We even had some fun getting our picture made:
And then we read this post from the amazing, amazing people at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary:
Here, let us quote one paragarph:
“In the U.S., 9,000 shelter pets are killed every day. Of course we’re better organized, systematic and discreet. Our shelters are cleaner and the scrutiny of animal advocates has elevated the standards of shelter care, but our poisons are as deadly as theirs and a shelter killing here is as unjust and final as that of any Sochi dog. We’ve just done a better job of sweeping it under the rug and keeping it out of the public eye.”
Wow. They’re right.
Please don’t misunderstand us, what’s being done to dogs in Sochi and in Russia is inhumane, but let’s turn some of that outrage to work here at home. Remember to spay and neuter your pets and please do everything you can to support adoption and rescue pets. Thanks for listening!