Thinking the Unthinkable

By Carolyn Hayes, Director, Pets Uniting People Society

How many times have you driven down the highway and seen a dog or cat dangerously running across the road? They seem to be frantically searching for food or a safe place to rest. It is difficult to “rescue” some strays because many are frantic and just plain scared.

I try never to think about the unthinkable, but it comes to my mind every time. What happened to these animals? Why are they homeless? Will they spend their days on the road and never know a warm and loving home? Will their life end in a shelter? Thankfully though, many find safe havens along their travels. These havens are families who decide to let the animals stay with them to live out their lives.

Still yet another unthinkable scenario, what about an animal that prefers to be homeless? Could it be that some animals are nomads and do not want a home? Is this unthinkable scenario possible and probable? Does it happen more than we think? Many times, after some animals obtain a nice home, they constantly seek ways to escape to get “back on the road again”.

Pets Uniting People Society (PUPS) wants to bring to everyone’s mind “education, awareness, and responsibility” in animal welfare. Link to PUPS on its blog to be a Society member. We need this Society to grow so we can offer compassionate and humane ways to let these homeless companion animals live out their lives. For membership in Pets Uniting People Society, log onto:

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