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In Southern Ontario, dogs are dumped like trash, in forests, parks, on roadsides and in actual trash. There is a disturbing number of abandoned pets in the country and many of them are not making headlines which is a sign of a much greater problem. As a culture, people are beginning to lack respect for the duties of dog ownership. Throwing away animals they have no use for is just part of the cruel course.
Unfortunately, many people in London fail to realize that a pet is a lifetime commitment, through sickness and health, and a responsibility that demands years of time, energy and resources. The selling of puppies and kittens may influence the way our society views pets. It distracts them from the fact that so many less-than-shiny-and-new animals are already in need of adoptive homes from shelters and rescue organizations.
Luckily, there are people who plan to turn the problem around and show that it does not have to be this way. Cassandra Hauck is the founder and president of Precious Paws which is a non-profit organization that fosters homeless dogs. Their overall mission is to save the lives of homeless pets by rescuing from pounds and shelters across North America. Cassandra is worried about this ongoing epidemic in the local community and wishes to put an end to the increasing strays in the streets. Precious Paws is in desperate need for new foster families as they are running out of room for all the dogs that are taken into the rescue.
While in rescue, the dogs don’t stay in a shelter environment, but in private foster homes where they can receive all of the TLC that they so desperately need.