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Most of these animals are the result of indiscriminate or unplanned breeding. Many are not vaccinated.
In Pierce County, we've had an ordinance for--against giving away, selling, bartering or trading animals in a public place. Prior to that, we used to see a huge result of the poor choices that the public made. Um, they frequently would get an animal, it becomes ill, when they had no money to treat the animal then it would end up at the shelter, or they finally figured out after maybe 2 weeks or 2 months, that the animal needed much more time than they could give it. And then as a result the animal ends up at the shelter as well.
Currently, outside of the different counties that have this ordinance, there's no recourse to stop this sort of behavior of the people that are perpetuating the pet overpopulation problem. Thank you.
We might make mistakes, but Martin Luther King says, “If we know the right thing to do and we do not do it, then we are implicity as guilty as those who perpetrate.”