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Should the pound kill an animal if the animal has been there over 4 months

Asked by: soccerplayyer
  • They had their chance.

    One of the main purposes of an animal shelter is to get animals off the street or peoples property. They also take in animals the the prior owner didn't take care of for one reason or another. Many of these animals are in very rough shape and require treatment for various things. Some are even badly injured. Sometimes they are just a pet that has gotten loose so they tend to hold the animal for a period of time for the owner to show up. If nobody shows or if it is clear that it is not just a lost pet, they put the animal up for adoption. Before they release an animal that is up for adoption, they test it to check for aggression issues. Most if not all shelters require the animal to be fixed as a condition of adoption.
    As you can guess, all this is expensive. Though much of it is donated, i.e. some places donate pet food, some things are not. There is also limited amount of space to keep the animal. If they keep one animal that has not found an owner, they may not be able to take in another that will. To free up space and keep costs manageable they need to get rid of some of the animals they have. Putting down an animal is the best practice in this case.
    I am guessing that there is a case where an animal was kept for 4 months. This is unusual because normally they only keep it for about a week or two.
    One mentioned that they should take the animal home with them. Problem is, many people that work in shelters already have pets and may not be able to have more for one reason or another.

  • 4 Entire Months

    Everyone who isn't voting yes probably thinks 4 months isn't a long time at all. When in fact its around 120 days a third of a year. Having to feed and water the animals and take care of them can be very costly, especially if they have medical needs. If 4 months have gone by, what makes you think anyone is going to want them anyways. Put them out of their misery with lethal injection, mot very painful.

  • Not Fair For Them.

    Ok let's say you are a healthy dog that has been in a shelter for five days because you aren't cute. They put you down with tons of other dogs in a room with poiseness gas. That would be a slow and painful way to die. Would you want to die that way? Think about it.

  • Not Fair For Them.

    Ok let's say you are a healthy dog that has been in a shelter for five days because you aren't cute. They put you down with tons of other dogs in a room with poiseness gas. That would be a slow and painful way to die. Would you want to die that way? Think about it.

  • It is murder and it isn't their fault

    If you were a little, sweet kid at an adoption place, would you like it if you were there for 4 months and then murdered? It's not their fault they weren't adopted by a family! I feel it should be illegal in the United States. It is sad people think it is okay to kill cats, dogs, whatever there is at the pound.

  • Pounds shouldn't kill!!!

    Pounds or 'shelters' shouldn't kill an animal if it's fully healthy and doesn't need to be 'put out of its misery'. Plus, did you know that the pound workers may have to bury the corpse of your pet in a landfill or turned into pet food in a pet food mill?!?! Its a horrible thing and i hope people who want a pet adopt a sad pet before it's life is ruined.

  • No way there living organisms like us wheres the rights

    No because dogs,cats all animals have feelings just like us..They have right they deserve love caring being free isnt all what we care of most freedom ,well they do too..So killing them shouldnt be an option no today nor in a million years would you kill your best friend ,because yall dont fit in a room make a compromise but killing solves nothing.

  • No freaking way

    Pounds exist to save strays and abused animals. Not kilk them. They are designed to save animals. Killing them is utter hypocrisy. Why save a dog from a quick death and no hope to a slow death with false hope? Utter evil. It is just cruel and unusual punishment. Animals are people too

  • No animal should be hurt.

    Animals have feelings too, that's like saying "Should we kill this orphan if they've been here too long". Dogs are suppose to be " Man's best friend". You wouldn't kill your best friend, would you? If anything they should take the dog and give them a new home. Not killing them if they've been there too long.

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