Students speak: Homeless animals
As part of their AP U.S. Government studies, Marshfield High School students researched and compiled information on an issue they cared about and wrote letters to the editor. Hub City Times will publish a collection of their letters.
I would do anything to keep my pets safe. My grandmother had a zoo and would wake up every morning before the sun came up just to take care of each animal and made sure it felt safe with a clean environment to live in. As I watch TV, I see animals in shelters, which are a part of the Humane Society, seeking money so the shelters have enough to take care of them.
In the United States, homeless animals tend to never find an environment to be able to call home. On average, one out of every 10 dogs finds a permanent home. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people five to one. Every year, roughly 2.7 million animals are killed due to lack of space in shelters as they never find a good place to call home.
There are many ways a person can contribute to the homeless animals in their county near them for the increasing of funds and adoption. A person can contribute a small amount of money to animal shelters. All the funds would go to a place for homeless animals and also toward advertising for animal shelters. A person can contribute some of their personal time with volunteering for the Humane Society in their community. An animal from a humane society can be fostered by a person until a certain date. This will increase space for the animal shelters.