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Hello, I am
Cheryl, owner of Thornberry Stables, LLC.
I have information to share
it with you if your willing to read...
I am a risk taker and sometimes telling the truth is a
risk, but I feel it is worth it.
I am going to tell a
message that needs to be told.
about people and how they affect animals.
As passionate as I am for animals, I am more passionate
about what is right.
And for me, that means exposing something that needs immediate attention.
And I am willing to tell it.
Are you willing to hear it?
you love animals or not, they deserve our respect.
one would respect children, animals are a part of society
just the same.
animals are mistreated and
overpopulated at the hands of people.
are many misconceptions about animals and they end up in shelters.
Please read the following article to learn the truth...
The truth about animal
"I am posting this (and it is long)
because I think our society needs a huge wake-up call.
As a shelter manager, I am going...
to share a little insight with you all - a view from the
inside, if you will.
Maybe if you saw the life drain
from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your
mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even
know - that puppy you just sold will most likely end up in
my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore.
How would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90%
chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is
going to be dumped at - purebred or not! About 50% of all of
the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays" that come
into my shelter are purebred dogs.
No shortage of
The most common excuses I hear are:
We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat).
Really? Where are you moving to that doesn't allow pets?
The dog got bigger than we thought it would.
did you think a German Shepherd would get?
have time for her.
Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and
still have time for my 6 dogs!
She's tearing up our
How about bringing her inside, making her a
part of your family?
They always tell me: We just
don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her.
We know she'll get adopted - she's a good dog. Odds are your
pet won't get adopted, and how stressful do you think being
in a shelter is?
Well, let me tell you. Dead pet
Your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from
the moment you drop it off, sometimes a little longer if the
shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely
If it sniffles, it dies.
Your pet will
be confined to a small run / kennel in a room with about 25
other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve
itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it
will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it.
If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers that
day to take him / her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't
get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under
the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a
If your dog is big, black or any
of the "bully" breeds (pit bull, rottweiler, mastiff, etc)
it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front
door. Those dogs just don't get adopted.
If your dog
doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is
full, it will be destroyed.
If the shelter isn't full
and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough
breed, it may get a stay of execution, though not for long.
Most pets get very kennel protective after about a week and
are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs
will turn in this environment.
If your pet makes it
over all of those hurdles, chances are it will get kennel
cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be
destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay
for even a $100 treatment.
The grim reaper....Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have
never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being
First, your pet will be taken from its
kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are
going for a walk - happy, wagging their tails. That is,
until they get to "The Room".
Every one of them
freaks out and puts on the breaks when we get to the door.
It must smell like death, or they can feel the sad souls
that are left in there. It's strange, but it happens with
every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held
down by 1 or 2 vet techs (depending on their size and how
freaked out they are). A euthanasia tech or a vet will start
the process. They find a vein in the front leg and inject a
lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't
panic from being restrained and jerk it's leg. I've seen the
needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the
resulting blood, and been deafened by the yelps and screams.
They all don't just "go to sleep" - sometimes they spasm
for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pet's corpse will be stacked like
firewood in a large freezer in the back, with all of the
other animals that were killed, waiting to be picked up like
What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the
dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know, and it
probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal,
and you can always buy another one, right?
freedom and justice for all.
I hope that those of you
that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get
the pictures out of your head. I do everyday on the way home
from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate
that it will always be there unless people make some changes
and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther
than the pets you dump at a shelter.
Between 9 and 11
MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can
stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues
are always full, and there are more animals coming in
everyday than there are homes.
My point to all of
this is DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!
Hate me if you want to - the truth hurts and reality is what
I just hope I maybe changed one person's mind
about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a
shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into
my shelter and say "I saw this thing on craigslist and it
made me want to adopt".
That would make it all worth
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I think the truth need be known for the sake of animals
YOU can be part of the truth in a good way or bad.
It is your choice.
When it comes to affecting
another's life, please make the right choices.
Thank you, Cheryl
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