One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter by Diane LeighPeople sometimes ask, in light of the devastating and important issues that face us in our modern times, why the homeless animal issue is important, why we should be concerned about it...The homeless animal problem is a reflection of a society that has lost touch with other living beings, with the natural world, and with the very web of life. It is but one tragic symptom of a culture that does not see its connections to others, does not see others as having inherent value, and instead sees them as put here for our use, as disposable or somehow lesser, as somehow not worthy of reverence, compassion and respect. This same societal thinking, this way of separating ourselves from others, allows for t he possibility of the destruction of ancient forests, damage to our environment and the animals in it, of racism and exploitation of third world peoples, of poverty and human homelessness, of children going hungry in a land of plenty, of devaluing our elders...this way of viewing the others in our world enables and underlies a continuum of issues (p. 138).
Henry Beston, as quoted on page 139: We need another and a wiser and a perhaps more mystical concept of animals...We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken a form so far below ourselves. And therein we err and err greatly. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of earth.
Stray/Found Dog Pictures
The bond people have with their emotional support dogs and other animals can be very important in helping to ease the symptoms of those conditions. Health Insurance Plan. Toot is a leggy 9 pounds, affectionate, well-mannered, and loves dogs and cats! Report a lost item. Animal Shelter adopt a pet; dogs, cats, puppies, kittens!
The announcement has been welcomed by Social Care Animals Wigan campaign group, which has been calling on the authority to send the cats and dogs to a location "more reputable". The pets are boarded until the service user returns home but, if they do not want the animal back, the pets are rehomed. A group spokeswoman said: "When Warrington adult social services users go into nursing homes or hospitals and their pets, cats and dogs, have nowhere to go, the council pays for them to be boarded at Leigh Dogs and Cats Home. A spokesman added: "The council takes its responsibilities for animal welfare seriously and recognises the importance to those that may need to go into short or long-term care that their pets are looked after until they return home. A spokeswoman added: "Unlike many other establishments, all of our kennels and cattery are inspected annually and included in our boarding licence which is issued by the local authority and, therefore, all of our procedures and kennels are regulated.
Leigh Dogs and Cats Home, Leigh
The animals listed below are only a small selection of those in our care. The list is changing every day. If you think you may be able to give one of these a home please telephone the Shelter for more details. Marley 7 year old SBT Marley is a wonderful dog, he is loving, playful, sociable and good in the house. He does need to be the only pet in the home but keeps himself to himself on a walk. He was adopted but returned after 2 weeks because he does pull on the lead and as he is strong he can be difficult to walk so he will need someone strong and with patience and time to train him and not give up on the first hurdle. Marley does not cope well in kennels and becomes very stressed.