It seriously freaks me out when I see off-leash dogs (without a human companion) or stray cats dart into streets. The city is a scary, unsafe place for lost or stray pets, and we can help get more animals off the streets and into homes by being responsible and conscientious pet owners. That means adopting from shelters and rescue groups instead of buying an animal from a pet store. It also means spaying/neutering your pet and IDing them, in case they ever do get lost. If everyone were to do these three simple things, there would be so many less animals in shelters, so many more happy people with awesome pets, and most importantly, way fewer euthanized animals. I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but I’m sure everyone can appreciate this new video by Law of the Paw. Seen from the doggy point of view of Magpie, we follow her on her journey from the streets to a shelter to a forever home. It’s a great video that you could share with others who may not understand the correlation between being a responsible pet owner and the number of animals in shelters.
The Law of the Paw is a national grassroots initiative that began in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, which encourages people to adopt, spay/neuter, and ID pets. Law of the Paw asks people to sign a pledge to live by these three behaviors. Its goal is for 1 million people to commit to live by the Law of the Paw.
Sign the pledge to live by the Law of the Paw here.