The vast majority of animals that fill our shelters or end up on our streets have arrived at that situation because a human relationship has failed them.
Whatever companion animal problems we confront – bites, strays, surrenders – it’s not a dog problem we have to solve, but a people problem.
The solution lies in creating responsible pet ownership communities, which includes a responsive animal services agency.
A responsible pet ownership community is built from a community consensus as to what constitutes acceptable pet owner behavior.
- 1. License and provide permanent identification for pets.
2. Spay or neuter pets.
3. Provide training, socialization, proper diet and medical care for pets.
4. Do not allow pets to become a threat or nuisance in the community.
- 5. Procure your pet ethically and from a credible source.