|ni bukan kucing2 yg tgh tidur, tp telah dikenakan euthanasia|
aku pernah ada cerita yang dulu aku pernah buat dokumentari tentang nasib kucing dan anjing liar di Malaysia.. tajuk dokumentari ialah 'Vagabonds', hasil daripada idea aku sendiri.. waktu first time dapat idea tu, aku langsung tak terfikir bahawa hal ini sebenarnya lebih serius daripada apa yang kita jangkakan.. aku memang teruja sangat untuk buat dokumentari ini.. pergi ke mana-mana sahaja aku akan membawa kamera untuk merakam kehidupan kucing-kucing dan anjing-anjing liar di Malaysia.. sampai aku tak sengaja masuk ke dalam pasar babi.. haha.. (aku ada cerita dalam post Gay and Pig)...
btw, kebanyakkan orang agak naif tentang satu perkara.. aku nak cerita mengenai pusat perlindungan haiwan.. kadang-kadang kita fikir pusat sebegini adalah bertujuan untuk menyelamatkan haiwan-haiwan terbiar ataupun didera.. kadang-kadang, kalau kita terlihat seekor kucing, misalnya anak kucing yang telah kehilangan 'parent', then kita fikir untuk menghantar anak kucing tu ke tempat pusat perlindungan haiwan, dengan harapan agar kucing tu terselamat.. tapi memang betul kah kucing tu akan selamat??
pernah tak korang dengar perkataan 'euthanasia'? kalau tak tahu, euthanasia is a practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.. dengan kata lain memang berniat untuk membunuh, atas alasan tertentu.. euthanasia biasanya dilakukan oleh pusat perlindungan haiwan.. jika pusat perlindungan itu sudah penuh, binatang-binatang kat dalam tu akan di bunuh melalui kaedah euthanasia.. jadi kalau kita fikir dengan menghantar haiwan ke pusat perlindungan ini binatang itu akan selamat, boleh jadi binatang itu akan 'dibunuh' sendiri oleh pusat perlindungan..
i think you all perlu tengok video ni then baru korang akan faham...
satu je aku nak cakap, kalau korang nak bela kucing, dont buy it from the pet shop, but adopt it..
kalau korang pernah pergi ke pusat perlindungan haiwan korang akan dapat rasakan macam mana kucing-kucing tu mahu korang 'selamatkan' mereka.. dari mata kucing tu korang akan dapat rasakan seperti mereka mahu berkata, "please... adopt me..".. seriously, aku rasa macam nak menangis je...
kalau mereka tidak 'diambil', kucing-kucing tu akan 'dibunuh'..
A Letter from a Shelter Manager - anonymous
I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will.
First off, all of you breeders/sellers should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know.
That puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore. So how would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at? Purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays", that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.
The most common excuses I hear are; "We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat)." Really? Where are you moving too that doesn't allow pets? Or they say "The dog got bigger than we thought it would". How big did you think a German Shepherd would get? "We don't have time for her". Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs! "She's tearing up our yard". How about making her a part of your family? They always tell me "We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her we know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog".
Odds are your pet won't get adopted & how stressful do you think being in a shelter is? Well, let me tell you, your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy. If it sniffles, it dies. Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door.
Those dogs just don't get adopted. It doesn't matter how 'sweet' or 'well behaved' they are.
If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed. If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution, but not for long . Most dogs get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment. If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.
Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down".
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room", every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pets corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back with all of the other animals that were killed waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?
I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head I deal with everyday on the way home from work.
I hate my job, I hate that it exists & I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.
Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.
My point to all of this DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!
Hate me if you want to. The truth hurts and reality is what it is. I just hope I maybe changed one persons mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this and it made me want to adopt". THAT WOULD MAKE IT WORTH IT.
~ UNKNOWN AUTHOR