21 Comments

  1. E.g. Beaulieu
    June 30, 2014 @ 5:47 am

    All sorts of info about cats, but no kittens!

  2. Lloyd Geverola
    March 2, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    who is the author of this article?

  3. Anne Porter
    March 1, 2014 @ 1:54 am

    If you can see my picture, this is Sherry. She was my beautifull little girl, my chihuahua. She was 14yrs, 7 months when she died, with me since she was 2 months old. It still makes me cry. She was terminal with kidney failure and was slowly starving to death (toxic in blood) as she could not keep any food down. I even tried a liquid diet, but it was not enough to sustain her. We did try special KD diet and sub que shots under the skin and that worked for a little while. My vet taught me to administer them for her, myself at home. She finally worse. I gave her a week of cheese steak and KFC which she loved, but threw up. I took her to her favorite spot and let her pee before we went to the vet. I was with her and held her as she was euthanised. She did not protest the vets office as she was just worn out and so sick but she did cry because she did not like needles. No one does. She quickly passed out in about two seconds with her heart still beating. Her heart stopped about five seconds later. I loved her and I would not let her suffer, even though I will always suffer for having to do this. I had been with my little boy, Tiger (chihuahaua) that died at home of heart attack and it took some time to happen. It is more humane not to let them suffer in pain. My father passed away due to a heart attack. The hospital kept him on a moraphine drip till the end. We must think about what is best for those we love and those who are wild, not our own needs and fears. After I lost Sherry, I thought I'd never get another, even though I still had two others at home. I waited a period of time to greeve then I thought about it and I drove forty miles to the highest kill animal shelter I know of and adopted a little girl (dog). Her name is Georgia and she has long blond hair and seems to be a doxie chi mix. She is so gratfull. I will always have three small dogs, because I can give them a good home and save them from a horrible fate. All of mine are rescues, except Sherry, who was my first and my little love.

  4. Mykell Miller
    October 10, 2013 @ 12:35 am

    You are confusing shelters with pounds. I volunteer at a shelter and used to be an employee at a shelter in a different state and neither shelter puts animals down after 72 hours and neither has EVER put a cat or dog down for lack of space. However, it is true that shelters are overcrowded, cages are small, and the staff and volunteers do not have the time to give the animals as much attention as they deserve. You can help by promising to be a responsible pet owner and to only add to your furry family by adopting from shelters.

  5. Amanullah Qadri
    March 27, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    very nice

  6. Amanullah Qadri
    March 27, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    very nice

  7. Amanullah Qadri
    March 27, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    very nice

  8. Amanullah Qadri
    March 27, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    very nice

  9. chip108
    January 9, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    Thank you for this information. One of the problems of trying to let people know about euthanasia is that the bad people won’t come to this web site and read this in-site full information. Also, the majority of people simply look at cats and dogs as something they need to have or get for their kids. They don’t feel pain or remorse they simply don’t care.

    For me, I still fell the pain from the time I was 9 years old and our family cat fell ill and could not be saved. Thus she had to be put-down.

    To make matter worse, I can never forget one of my cats name “Goldie” died post surgery that was suppose to save her life. I never had a chance to say goodby.

    Currently I have eight cats I picked up as strays. Now I will do anything not to euthanasia my cats even if they are terminally ill. I will not let them suffer. If they are, I have no choice but to put them down. But even when I have to, I make sure that the Vet. comes to my home so my cat will not have to go somewhere cold and strange to spend the last day they have on earth. They pass away in my arms…

    Each time this happens, it get harder and harder for me to take in any new cats any more. I just can’t handle putting them down and losing them to death.

    Please keep up the good work here.

  10. Nikki Davis
    December 8, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    Must read


  11. November 23, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    it’s beautiful cat.


  12. November 23, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    exclieant


  13. November 23, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    ok good


  14. November 23, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    make it a little shorter.

  15. Shannen Marie Goodman
    October 7, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    ok good

  16. Mavic Perez Eusebio
    August 14, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    it's beautiful cat.

  17. Nijum Rat
    August 4, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    exclieant

  18. Gyan Arkhan Sugiharto
    May 18, 2012 @ 4:35 am

    wahyucaniago

  19. Aya Emad
    May 17, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    so every 1 cod read it.

  20. Charles garcia
    October 27, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    Wow! Thanks for discouraging people from putting down their terminally ill pets with your description of euthanasia! My cat had CRF and despite having done all I could for him, he left me 10/25/2011. It was very difficult to end my best friends life, yet I could not let him suffer from a terminal illness. Your description of “Euthanasia 101” is very different from what I experienced. My vet was very gentle and cried with me as we did the most difficult thing that I have ever done in my life. Maybe you were trying to discourage the abandonment of unwanted animals, which i support. but your depiction of euthanasia will just result in poor, terminally ill animals suffering and dying needlessly. it’s a tough thing to do but do you really want your friend to suffer when you could prevent it??

    • Megan Davidson
      January 2, 2012 @ 1:59 am

      You do realize the shelter pet’s they are putting down are completely healthy right. They don’t deserve to die, it’s pathetic.

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