A post on Facebook asked people to understand and be aware of the pet overpopulation crisis in the UK that is causing dozens of healthy animals to be euthanized
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A devastated vet wrote a heartfelt plea after being asked to euthanize five “perfectly healthy” dogs in one day.
The anonymous vet wrote the message, which was shared on Facebook, saying they had planned the post in their mind for three years but were “never brave enough to post”.
The vet wrote that she euthanized five dogs in one day: “The dogs that I euthanized today were not sick, they were not injured, they were not old and in no way unhealthy.
“They weren’t untamed or aggressive. They were perfect, healthy, and normal dogs.”
The vet then explained that the only reason the dogs were euthanized was because they were “human failed”.
The vet said there was a “pet overpopulation crisis” and said that many animal welfare organizations and shelters had no choice but to euthanize dogs when they simply ran out of space.
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They added that it is a tough issue to address because they don’t want to risk animal shelters that do such brilliant work losing their funding.
In one heartbreaking detail, the robbed vet wrote: “The dogs I euthanized today were so excited to see me.
“How lucky they were to have someone in their kennel to pay them attention and maybe even lucky enough to go for a walk – their tails wagging and everyone was jumping for joy.”
When the vet is supposed to take on this terrible job, they claim they have tried everything to make it easier, including keeping the dogs in their kennels or taking them outside for one final walk first.
The vet wrote, “I’ve given them their final meals, I’ve done it in the clinic and nothing makes it easier. The only thing that makes it bearable for me is to calm them down first so they’ll sleep when their lives are over is over.” and don’t wag my tail when I look at each other. “
On the day of writing, they had decided to put the dogs in their kennels after they were pacified – but even then they were haunted by the silence of the other pups.
“Usually the dogs bark endlessly at every little movement or sound, but there is nothing more deafening than the silence of nearly a hundred dogs while they end the life of one of their neighbors or friends,” wrote the vet.
“You need to know, and so often I wonder if you are wondering if your turn is next or when your time will come.”
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“In their final moments, I tell each of them that I am sorry and to those who leave friends, puppies or siblings, I promise that I will take care of them and do my best to find a home or for it make sure they take care of them. ” for right.
“These are trivial words compared to what I should say to them, but it is difficult to give them the apology they deserve in the short time it takes life to leave their little bodies.”
The anonymous vet wished they could tell them how sorry they were that the dogs were never allowed to live with a loving family.
“I am so sorry that you were born into a world where there was no place for you and so many others. I’m sorry they weren’t pretty enough or the right breed to be one of the chosen ones and I am sorry that for months, or for some of them almost a year, countless people walked by their cage and decided to not picking them or going and instead buying a puppy elsewhere, “they wrote.
The vet said she tried hard to find loving homes for as many of the abandoned pets as possible – and admits they have adopted eight dogs of their own.
But the vet claims the overpopulation crisis means that all this extra work is still not enough – and calls for action.
They ask people to volunteer at their local animal shelter, donate where they can, for sterilization programs, and most importantly, adopt instead of shopping.
The veterinarian wrote: “I hope that in my life I could live in a world where no healthy animal is euthanized due to lack of space, a lack of homes, or lack of available resources.
“I’m not sure I’ll ever see this, but I think we all know by now that I’ll never give up.”
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