Why do so many dogs get abandoned?
According to World Health Organization, there are more than 200 million stray dogs around the world. Sadly, there are several reasons why these poor animals have no choice but to live on their own. Most often, changes in the owners’ circumstances hugely affect their decision to abandon or give up their dogs. These can include but are not limited to financial constraints, relocation, and lack of desire to continue taking care of the pets. In other cases, some people may have found out too late that being a pet owner is not for them. Sometimes, they could feel that they are not cut out for it or they are not ready for the responsibility of being a dog parent. As a result, they regret getting a pet and are embarrassed to admit that they could not commit to the duties of a pet owner. Hence, they would leave the poor dogs somewhere to fend off for themselves.
No dog deserves to be abandoned but rather these domesticated animals should be loved and cared for. As a matter of fact, they are called “man’s best friend” for a reason. For tens of thousands of years, these canines have shared a bond with humans and dogs have always been by the human’s side as loyal companions and protectors.
The man, the stray dogs, and the dog train
In spite of that, there are still good people who deeply care about dogs. Take for example Eugene Bostick, an 80-year-old man, has been rescuing dogs, feeding them, and taking them to the vet. The dog train was his way of making sure that the dogs feel loved and have something to look forward to. The canines were always excited to see him and they would happily jump on board the dog train.
Being abandoned, abused, or neglected by their owners, stray dogs actually deserve more love after all the trauma and hardships they have experienced. Moreover, they have a lot of love to give, and best of all, it is unconditional and free.
Have a dog-tastic day!