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By ERIC AASEN / The Dallas Morning News

For many homeless animals, a trip to a city animal shelter is a ticket to death row. If they're not adopted or rescued within a few days, they're usually killed.

North Texas' largest city-run shelters euthanized more than 82,000 dogs and cats last year. That's 1,600 a week, 225 a day.
I knew the number was high but I didn't know it was this high. I guess I was just in denial.
 

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Yeah, it's absolutely terrible. People don't understand how much work and responsibility a pet is. I hate seeing pets end up without owners. It's absolutely painful to volunteer at an animal shelter, but it's awesome too, because if it wasn't for me and the other compassionate people who take the dogs for walks and play with the cats, they may never get the love and attention they deserve.

I really wish the government would do something about it.
 

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I work in Dallas and was walking past a newspaper machine and saw this article (front page on the Sunday paper). I called a coworker who has a paper subscription and asked if he still had his copy (it was already Tuesday). He brought it to me the next day and I was able to read it. I'm hanging on to it, too.
 

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Originally Posted by geronimango View Post

Over 1 million companionanimals are killed in this country every year.
to contrast... roughly 1 million chickens die every hour in this country.

9 BILLION per year.

roughly 277 chickens per second to satisfy the tastebuds of savage america.
 

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to contrast... roughly 1 million chickens die every hour in this country.

9 BILLION per year.

roughly 277 chickens per second to satisfy the tastebuds of savage america.
I know. That number is so large that I can't even wrap my brain around it.

BTW, talking to co-worker who is thinking of becoming veg. She has converted to Judaism and feels that it will be easier to eat Kosher if she cuts out the meat! I am introducing her to lots of new meatless products and she is slowly converting (ha ha). She had a veggie meal for lunch yesterday.
 
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