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Q: Dog Pounds the name makes me cringe

June 29, 2009 | By Arianna M. | 8 answers | Expired: 1738 days ago

Arianna M.

The thought of dog pounds seems so horrible to me. But do all dog pounds put down their dogs if there not out by certian time?

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Kelly
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Jul 13, 2009

Most places call themselves "shelters" now. The term "pound" usually is directed toward the city-run facilities & is a term used by the general public more than any people operating it. Most of the city-run facilities still euthanize. So do many of the other shelters too. There are no-kill shelters out there but that term is relevant. I know of a couple of places who call themselves no-kill, but do euthanize for inane reasons...usually when space is at a premium. You really have to do your homework & ask the right questions. Unfortunately, many facilities across the country that we network in hopes of getting rescues to pull animals have 90%+ euthanasia rates. And some of their methods of euthanasia are beyond barbaric. There are "shelter" issues across the board that need to be addressed.

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jessie
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Jul 02, 2009

sadly to say they do, we in our town have a 7 day stay that is all, and the cats are the ones that suffer. Most cats here never get adopted because there are just way to many and all are rescues are full. we dont have very many no kill shelters at all. most the rescues are run through peoples homes so they can only have so many, just sad

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Lilyrose
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Jul 01, 2009

Yes, sadly, most do. That is why there a lot more breed rescues and no kill shelters now. People need to spay/neuter!

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Lisa B.
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Jun 30, 2009

yes, most dog pounds put them to sleep. In california right now the legislation is trying to change the 7 day rule to 3 day. so in CA they want to put the dogs to sleep in 3 days. Feral cats don't have a chance. Kittens are really the only ones and possibly puppies that they will hold onto.

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karla w.
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Jun 30, 2009

yes most do.

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Jasmin T.
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Jun 30, 2009

i know their are no-kill shelters but i dont know about pounds

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jun 30, 2009

No, no kill shelters are becoming more popular

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Norrie
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Jun 30, 2009

I believe the term "Shelter" is being used more and many shelters are No Kill Shelters. There are some that must refuse dogs or cats because of the amount of space they have and many shelters work hand in hand with Foster moms & dads that do the best they can to keep homeless pets, partly for socialization and partly because it's the only place left.
I visit a cat rescue place online, all cats or kittens are in foster care. Yesterday they had a new cat that was found in a shelter with an abcess on her leg, after 3 surgeries & healing time she's ready to be adopted. It was so wonderful to read that so much time and work had been put into her, not sure about $$$ but she's alive, healthy, socialiized & ready to be someones sweetie. I'm sure there are similar happy ending dog stories too.

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