Monthly Archive: August 2012

Why transport isn’t the answer

Anyone that follows Pets Alive knows that we accept in a lot of animals from transports. We take dogs in from many other locations, all across the United States. So I am sure that when you hear me say that transports are not the answer, it may be a surprise to you.

Transporting animals from the south to the north, from Puerto Rico to NY, from kill shelters to no kill shelters doesn’t solve any problems. It doesn’t fix the crisis shelters are in, it doesn’t form any long term solutions, and it doesn’t stop the killing for long. 

Transport in most situations simply saves the lives of the animals on that specific transport. It doesn’t solve any problems “long term”.

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