Pound Dog Day is an initiative of Dogs Across Australia.
Pound Dog Day occurs on the 25th June each year and created to draw attention to the appalling ‘Kill’ culture that exists in Australian. It is estimated that over 100 000 healthy dogs are killed each year in council Pounds. Rate-payer funds this slaughter.
Pound Dog Day is commemorated by a green dot ribbon.
Many dog lovers are concerned that unregulated back-yard breeding and puppy mills produce puppies to seems to cater to impulse buyers; added to that, a lack of mandatory de-sexing laws creates a situation where dogs are easily bought, bred and buried.
The Rescue Shelters go to great lengths to find suitable homes for their dogs. They carefully vet prospective owners, and offer pets that are:
Should their sensible approach ever be broadly adopted, there would be far fewer unwanted and neglected dogs and the pound should then contain only lost dogs, rather than unwanted ones. Read the Pound Dog Story.
On June 25, we also say ‘THANK YOU’ to all the Rescue Angels who make the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of so many pound dogs possible.
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