Woofy…an amazing little soul looking for a home at our local Humane Society…a non-kill shelter that is constantly in-undated with TONS of cats, dogs and other critters.
Woofy was one of the lucky souls….but there are still hundreds apon thousands of animals that are abandoned or un-adopted still waiting for homes.
People…spay/neuter. Your pets I mean. Ok…maybe husbands and wives too…but REALLY. Cats and dogs NEED to be fixed. Both become able to breed with-in 6 months…with litters reaching up to 10…twice a year……One cat/dog…can produce over 100 off-spring yearly without being spayed/neutered.
Consider that before you think ‘oh…I can’t do that to boopsy’……Boopsy would have a longer life…and a happier home….AND a home….if there’s fewer boopsies out there NEEDING homes.


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  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyalmost 3 years ago

    Very Compelling

  • I often go back thru images I took while volunteering at the shelter…and they still make my heart flip over in warm memories. thanx Mike!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmeralmost 3 years ago

    Well said, Carla! Glad to hear this little soul has been adopted :-)

  • My cat says the same too…Ok…I say the same everyday I wake up and look at my own baby. :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 3 years ago

  • Oh thank you Marie! Doesn’t he just have so much to say in that little face?

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture of Woofy and with a very important message as well. Two of my dogs came from a no-kill shelter and I’m with you 100 % – GET YOUR PETS SPAYED OR NEUTERED! Most shelters are not no-kill and many are so overloaded with pets that very few of them make it out alive. It’s not the pet’s fault, it is the fault of IRRESPONSIBLE PET OWNERS! Animals are intelligent beings and have feelings and want to live too, just like we do. Please spay and neuter your pets as soon as they are old enough and help decrease the number of homeless abandoned animals who did absolutely nothing to deserve this.

  • Completely with you here Vivian! With recent flooding in my area (by human engeneering) many families saw their homes go under a muddy river. In exchange…they couldn’t find shelters for they started abandoning them at the parks. Rather then find shelters for them or taking them to the pound which DOES take away lives (in 3 days here!)…the shelter gave people food to take to the animals and paid for them to go to the vets….something so awful about seeing animals that were once loved…had a home…food…shelter……… living like itenerate vagabonds. Of 3 dogs in particular…1 became ferol and ‘had’ to be put down, 1 got so sick she was put down and the 3rd was finally taken in by a family already over-whelmed with 8 dogs. I sat with those dogs on a couple afternoons and played fetch and watched them play in a creek. Don’t people understand like us…that these creatures are here for a REASON…and it WASN’T to be dumped, abused…unloved. :o(

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Ron Co
    Ron Coalmost 3 years ago

    I like the reference to people also , here in Australia we have the culture of the subsidised drug kids ,one idiot politician some years ago decided to give a baby bonus of some thousands of dollars to each new born baby , guess who saw that as a source of extra drug money , sad, stupid idea , like the world needs more * people! And especially bred by *
    Spaying or neuering sounds good to me :-(

  • eesh. I’m with you Ron. Idiots is all they are if you ask me. I’m much more an animal person then a human sort. Nothing like breeders who should have been spayed a LONG time ago.
    I know 2 particular families that I have lived by…the dad is in prison for molestation of a 14yo girl…he’s got 6 kids…2 in juvenile homes…1 in ‘special’ school…the 16yo girl has 1 baby and the 18yo has 2 with 1 on the way.
    The other family….BOTH parents are on mental disability…of THEIR 5 kids…4 are SEVERELY mentally handicap with 1 serving time for several issues. The one that ISN’T…has escaped far far away (hoping he’s neutured…but…can’t hold my breath there)
    Thanx for the comment!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature of this appealing little one !

  • Thanx Trish. I tell you…it breaks my heart to know how many of these wonderful animals are homeless even as I type :o(

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot Wonderful cause…Hope this reaches the audience…by all means SPAY AND NEUTER!…if you really love your pet, you will care that they do not reproduce. All puppies and kittens are cute, but older animals need love too, especially when they have been discarded after the cute stages wear off! And yes Carla…even humans need to think about this with the world as it is!

  • Thanx so much Pamela! I got my Sir Flash A Lot from this same shelter when he was about 8 years old. He’d been over-fed and left wandering the streets for some reason. He’s the most amazing creature that we introduced to our family going on 8 years now. I wouldn’t trade him for the world.
    Note here…
    After I had my child…the doctor REFUSED to ‘spay’ me…reasoning I might change my mind in the future. Believe that???

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot of Woofy!

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    Yes Carla, I can believe that they refused you…I had two and they refused me, and then the third came and again they refused…when the fourth pregnancy occurred, they said I would die! Then they did something, much against my liking but finally spayed me!

    I am guilty of breeding Springers for a short time. I loved them so it was in my heart…until I took back four of my pups not being treated right. that was the end of that…I spay and neutered all the dogs never again to let any breed. They are so much more healthy and loving and gentle when fixed. By the way the four I took back, two were already pregnant at a year old. I kept their babes as well, and the last just passed on at 19 about six years ago!

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