USA shelter cat euthanasia dramatically down in 2023 but why (infographic)?

USA shelter cat euthanasia dramatically down in 2023 but the reason has not been given!?

The infographic spells out the numbers and they come from reliable sources but I am almost compelled to conclude that they are misleading. If not something dramatically good has happened for shelter cats in the USA. Perhaps shelter management are taking up Nathan Winograd’s advice in greater numbers. He has been pressing the shelters …

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Cat euthanasia is a gift from human to cat?

Pet euthanasia is a gift

A veterinarian, Dr. Karyn, explains why she believes that when you euthanise your cat you are giving them the gift of a peaceful end to their life. You remove some of the end-of-life pain and distress. RELATED: Is cat euthanasia ALWAYS painless? And it should be said that the concept of euthanising chronically ill …

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Is cat euthanasia ALWAYS painless?

I am asking the question whether euthanising a cat with sodium pentobarbital is genuinely painless

We, the cat owning public, are told that cat euthanasia is always painless. It is guaranteed. It is a humane way to say goodbye to your cat. But is it always humane and painless? When you dig around a bit you come up with the answer NO. One veterinarian, Paul, confidently states on their …

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Shooting cats as a form of euthanasia?

Under normal circumstances, is it possible to 'euthanize a feral cat with a .22 rifle?

This is a discussion about whether shooting cats as a type of euthanasia is humane or inhumane. Why am I discussing it? Because a lot of people shoot a lot of cats, primarily feral cats but sometimes domestic cats and stray cats. These are the world’s shooters. Most of them are in Australia (Oz). …

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Companion animal euthanasia is on the agenda due to advances in veterinary treatments

Last moments of a cat before euthanasia

NEWS AND COMMENT: In the UK, some veterinarians are questioning the judgement of cat and dog owners when it comes to a decision about when to euthanise their companion animal. It is one of the most difficult decisions to make. The timing of it is the difficult part. There are competing interests. And pet …

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45% reduction in cat euthanasia in Humane Canada shelters over 27 years

HUMANE CANADA, the Federation of SPCAs and Humane Societies, has provided us with a very useful chart. It tells us that with respect to cats at their shelters there has been a 45% reduction in euthanasia rates over the period 1993-2020. Improved statistics In addition to the 45% drop in euthanasia of cats at …

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Pets and people are becoming more equal on the issue of euthanasia

I am asking the question whether euthanising a cat with sodium pentobarbital is genuinely painless

It’s ironic but on the issue of managed dying (euthanasia) pets and people are becoming more equal. I have always felt that the status of animals needs to elevated in the interests of their welfare. Now we have this happening but at the end of their lives when it is too late! I’ll explain …

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Is cat euthanasia using sodium pentobarbital genuinely painless?

I am asking the question whether euthanising a cat with sodium pentobarbital is genuinely painless

The general consensus is that when a veterinarian euthanizes a cat with sodium pentobarbital the experience is painless for the cat. That’s the whole point of euthanasia. The veterinarians who write the articles on the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine website state that “the procedure involves a lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital which …

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