To adopt a shelter pet and save one or more of the 6 million companion pets that America murders every years
you can find a pet on Petfinder which lists pets at animal charities or rescue groups  http://www.petfinder.com
There are so many homeless pets in America, that they cannot rescue them all,
or go to your nearest Animal Control Shelter
or Animal Shelter

Do not buy from a breeder, pet shop, puppy mill, or people who are irresponsible and have not spayed and neutered their pets and have accidental litters back yard breeder (BYB). Buying from any of them will continue the cycle of more homeless pets than homes and healthy pets being killed. These are motivated by money and greed, if they cared about animals they would care about all the animals killed in shelters because they are irresponsible creating more animals. Those animals in shelters are adoptable, and just as beautiful and loving as your pet but there are not enough homes for them.

Have a look at Gone but Never Forgotten Pets  http://shelterrescue.org/id20.html to see just some of the dogs and cats, and puppies and kittens that were euthanized at a couple of Georgia Animal Control Shelters. They are typical of the pets being killed every day.

Nearly every publicly funded animal control shelter in America kills animals (they call it euthanization), most of these homeless dogs and cats are gassed to death which means 10 minutes of agony, their lungs feel pain like a human lung feels pain. This killing is immoral, but it is worse being most shelters gas rather than inject. Most shelters will only keep pets for between 3-7 days before they kill them.
In many states they kill 3 out of 4 pets that are homeless in animal shelters. In Georgia 1 in 3 homeless pts are surrendered by pet owners, the other 2 out of 3 are lost pets. These shelters are murdering people's pets, healthy cats and dogs. Your pets are not safe. Microchips and collars can identify your pet and pets should have a microchip. But many shelters do not have microchip readers even if your pet has identification.

Most Humane Societies kill, so if you do not want your money to go to murdering companion pets, you should donate to no kill charities or Spay USA (SpayUSA) to prevent pet overpopulation humanely instead of by taking pets and killing them  http://www.spayusa.org

Stopping Pet Overpopulation Together (SPOT Society)  http://spotsociety.org/waysmain.htm

Best Friends Animal Society (no kill charity)  http://www.bestfriends.org

Alley Cat Allies  http://www.alleycat.org/resources_ancare.html  http://www.alleycat.org/resources.html

Saving Shelter Pets  http://www.savingshelterpets.com
* Cats and kittens Save The Kitties  http://www.savethekitties.org
* One Step Away Animal Rescue One Step Away Animal Rescue animals that are pregnant, and pets that are moms with babies  http://www.osaar.blogspot.com
* Dogs and puppies Not Forgotten: Saved Animals Not Forgotten Saved Animals  http://www.not-4-got-n.com

These animals are only alive because of rescue groups. There is so much pet overpopulation locally, and people do not spay and neuter enough even when it is available for free or low cost, but low cost spay and neuter is not available in many areas. And so many people are irresponsible and have litters which kills other pets because there are more pets than homes. That is why these pets have to be transferred to other States for adoption and foster, and to no kill animal shelters in other States.


SHELTER LINKS
Saving Shelter Pets  http://www.savingshelterpets.com

Spalding County Animal Control, GA: PETS Scheduled for euthanization at the moment
Dogs scheduled for euthanization  http://www.spaldingcountyanimalshelter.com/dogs1.htm
Cats scheduled for euthanization  http://www.spaldingcountyanimalshelter.com/cats1.htm

Newnan-Coweta Humane Society They list pets at Coweta AC Georgia, Spalding AC Georgia, and some companion animals from Carroll AC Georgia: PETS Scheduled for euthanization at the moment
Dogs scheduled for euthanization  http://www.shelterrescue.org/id1.html
Cats scheduled for euthanization  http://www.shelterrescue.org/id5.html
Puppies scheduled for euthanization  http://www.shelterrescue.org/id4.html
Kittens scheduled for euthanization  http://www.shelterrescue.org/id2.html

2 out of 3 pets in animal control are strays that have no identification. Putting id on pets can help save some lives.

Adopt a cat or dog:
You can help pets by adoption, or fostering, or providing a temporary initial home for a few days, so that pet rescue people from other states can pull animals from kill shelters before they are moved to low kill areas. Help with transport to low kill areas and states, donate, or sponsor, volunteer at shelters so that pets get affection. Many pets are terrified and alone in animal control shelters, and for many of them in their last days they have a miserable end to their lives. Please tell people to always adopt from an animal control shelter or rescue group, and to spay and neuter their pets. If they want to help, these pets only have a few days, so they have to act immediately. Only 20% of pets in the USA are adopted from animal shelters. The rest are from other places like puppy mills, pet shops and breeders, or irresponsible pet owners who have accidental litters, who are causing pet overpopulation because they want to make money while homeless pets die.

Adopting a pet from a shelter means you save the life of a cat or dog, and have a friend for life:
Ten Commandments for Responsible Owners
1. My life is likely to last about 10 years. Any separation from you will be very painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment. I have only you!
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice and when it's speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, remember that I have teeth that could crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I've been in the sun too long, or my heart may be getting old and weak.
9. Take care of me when I get old. You, too, will grow old.
10. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say, "I can't bear to watch it" or "Let it happen in my absence". Everything is easier for me if you are there. Remember, I love you.
As long as there are homeless pets, with the amount of puppies and kittens a dog or cat can produce it is important for people to spay and neuter. There will still be enough pets. At the moment America kills 6 million companion animals every year.

 http://spotsociety.org/adoptmain.htm “Finding the best breed for your family...

Reasons to adopt from a shelter or rescue  http://spotsociety.org/adoptmain.htm

SpayUSA or SPOT so that more free and low cost spay and neuter programs are available. Benefits to your pet  http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/02-facts_and_education/benefits_sn.html
Spay and neuter  http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/02-facts_and_education/edu_material.html
How quickly dogs multiply  http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/02-facts_and_education/pdfs/Dogs_Multiply_Pyramid.pdf
How quickly cats multiply  http://www.spayusa.org/main_directory/02-facts_and_education/pdfs/Cats_Multiply_Pyramid.pdf
This is what happens to around 3 out of 4 animals in Georgia shelters, look at this  http://www.spotsociety.org/fatedog.html only in GA they usually gas.

Videos
The Shelter  http://www.borntodiepets.com/video/ShelterBG.wmv (windows media player DSL)
 http://www.borntodiepets.com/video/ShelterSM.wmv (windows media player 56k)
The Shelter  http://www.borntodiepets.com/video/ShelterBG.mov (quick time media player DSL)
The Shelter  http://www.borntodiepets.com/video/Sheltersm.mov (quick time media player 56k)

Video Born To Die Pets  http://www.borntodiepets.com/html/video.htm

What is a responsible breeder? Slideshow  http://spotsociety.org/resp_breedermain.htm
Just One More Litter Video  http://justonelitter.com/litter.html


GET YOUR PETS SPAYED AND NEUTERED
People who breed while there are homeless pets, are creating homeless pets and it means other animals die that are homeless.
HELP SAVE LIVES OF A HOMELESS PET.

These are the gone but not forgotten pets
Have a look at these pets  http://shelterrescue.org/id20.html
It takes a couple of minutes to appear on the screen.


Campaign for
Free and low cost spay and neuter in your area
Against animal cruelty
Against irresponsible pet owners
Against euthanization and gassing of healthy companion animals

Stop the cover up of America’s inhumane secret. This is your tax money paying for it, so if you don’t stop it you are part of America’s cruelty and killing of healthy, loving pets.