Hundreds of thousands of animals are suffering on the streets, which is why there are plenty of animal shelters that help mitigate the problem.
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However, even if these animals are put in a shelter, it isn’t truly enough to save them. They all need to be in a home where they think they’re safe, free, and most importantly, comfortable.
Why some shelter animals end up being ignored.
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When it comes to choosing a pet to adopt, most people prioritize a pet’s looks and breed. Next to that would be their age and size. If they think they’re too old, they would think that it’s not worth adopting them anymore. Thankfully, there are still people who genuinely care about an animal regardless of its breed and age.
One example is this poor dog who’s just waiting to be adopted.
At the Great Plains SPCA animal shelter in Kansas, there is a poor pooch that was left ignored by potential adopters. Her name is Queen, and she’s a three-year-old terrier mix who’s been living in that same shelter for more than a year. No one seems to know why people don’t feel sorry for Queen, even though she’s such a good pooch.
“When you’re a shelter pet and you’ve been in a shelter for 400 days, it says that on your kennel card. People see that and they think there has to be something wrong with the animal”, volunteer Scott Poore of Kansas City told InsideEdition.com.
Living in the shelter isn’t as great as you think.
You may think that once an animal gets transferred to an animal shelter, all it had to do is wait comfortably for its new owners to come. However, that is not really the case.
In fact, shelter animals are put under a lot of stress, especially with the noise coming from various animals from their respective kennels. Their bed isn’t comfortable, space is very limited, and there is just enough food and water for them to get through the day. What’s worse, when a shelter allows euthanasia, it will always end up badly for animals like Queen.
Feeling sorry for the unfortunate dog, Poore decided to accompany her.
Queen was just yearning for a place that she could finally call home, but unfortunately, that remained a dream for her for over 400 days. Poore wanted to make the pooch feel a bit better, and so he decided to move in with her in a 5-by-8 feet kernel until she gets adopted.
“I was willing to put my life on hold,” Poore said. “It’s not very enjoyable, but I love my roommate and she has been amazing, and she loves the company.”
He even quit his job for animals like Queen.
He saw firsthand how sad the state of the shelter animals. He spent most of his time laying on the mattress inside Queen’s kennel to keep her from being lonely.
He’s hoping that what he’s doing will get people’s attention and that they would be encouraged to adopt Queen. Poore has been doing this for five years after quitting his job. He volunteers all his time to support local animal shelters and help pets like Queen get adopted.
Hopefully, his passion gets through everyone and will inspire a lot of people to do deeds like his. It doesn’t matter if they quit their job or not, as long as they could be there for pets just like Queen.
Check out a sweet video about Queen below!
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