Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rescue Dogs
With so many dogs and cats in shelters across the state, Tennesseans planning to add a pet to the family should adopt. Mary Laske with the East Community Action Network says loving animals need good homes across the state… Q: audio 1 rescue dogs “We’ve got a very large stray, neglected, and abandoned dog problem. So just because of the volume of dogs that need homes. It’s really important that people first try to adopt a dog it they can.” In addition to pushing for adoptions over shopping, Laske says East CAN is also trying to educate the public about the importance of having pets fixed… “There are so many dogs we find running around that are not spayed or neutered. Then they’re making puppies and we end up either with litters of puppies or dogs that grow up on the street.” Laske says purchasing a pet instead of adopting a rescue animal also leads to more of what she calls amateur backyard breeders. “Who haven’t done their research. They don’t know what they are doing. They’re just taking two, what they believe are purebred dogs, breeding them and then selling the puppies for three hundred dollars a pop. Well, you can’t be sure what you are getting there.” Laske notes some dogs that end up in shelters are purebred,

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