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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Do domestic cats feel betrayed for an instant when you instruct a veterinarian to euthanise them?


The question is philosophical. When you decide to take your cat companion to a veterinarian to have them euthanized because of chronic health reasons, does he or she feel betrayed that you are killing them? Yes, you are killing your cat but for humane and moral reasons. Euthanasia when carried out to relieve a …

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Animal advocate says that PETA is urging public officials to kill more animals

Boe was an emaciated dog tethered all his life and who suffered from cancer. He was euthanised by PETA.

Nathan Winograd, a man who I admire and who describes himself as “The voice of America’s displaced pets and the conscience of the animal sheltering industry” literally hates PETA for the fact that they euthanize too many companion animals. Winograd and PETA have entirely different attitudes towards euthanasia. Winograd hammers PETA In a recent …

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Is euthanizing a healthy cat cruel?

Is euthanising a healthy cat cruel?

Let’s first define the word ‘cruel’. It means “wilfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.” Note that there has to be the causation of pain and suffering. Euthanasia done properly by a veterinarian using proper techniques in conjunction with respect and care does not cause pain and suffering to …

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Utah bans the use of gas chambers to kill shelter dogs and cats leaving 2 states where it is legal

Gas chamber being smashed joyously

Utah bans the use of gas chambers to kill shelter dogs and cats but I’m told by Nathan Winograd that in the USA there are two states were gassing unwanted rescue cats and dogs at shelters remains legal. They are Wyoming and Missouri. Just two more states to go before gassing shelter cats and …

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Bowie’s law AB 595 California is an animal life saver

Bowie's law - this is Bowie who was unnecessarily killed at a pound

Bowie’s law is a significant advance in the humane treatment of animals in California according to Nathan Winograd. And it is a model for the rest of America. What is it? According to the instigator and promoter of this new California law, assemblyman Bill Essayli, it requires animal shelters to post on their website …

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Is it okay to grieve for a pet?

Grieving on the loss of a cat is entirely normal and to be expected

Is it okay to grieve on the loss of your cat companion? I am surprised that the question has been asked but Google found it and I’m going to answer in a way that millions of other people would answer it. It is entirely okay and entirely normal for a person to grieve on …

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