You all remember Wall-E, right? The little guy who was euthanized not once but twice, and still found himself alive at the end of the day?
Adorable, isn’t he? “The litter was so sick,” the shelter said, despite the fact that he was fine the next day. 3,000 people have applied to adopt him, a dog who was no different from any other healthy dog at the shelter except for this one simple fact: He got lucky.
On that very same day, 9,999 dogs and cats were not so fortunate.
10,000 sweet, adorable dogs and cats just like Wall-E face that injection each and every day in the US- without the miracle.
10,000 lives. In ONE DAY.
You can read the statistic that 3-4 million animals are euthanized a year in the United States, but does anyone really stop to think what that means? Each dot a life ended.
On this day, we celebrate the ones that lived and remember those that did not. Today, let’s remind one another of the joys our pets have brought us, and rededicate ourselves to making that horrifying statistic a thing of the past. Over the course of the day I will be featuring 9 stories of adoption sent in by readers, 9 triumphs.The mosaic was made using MacOSaiX using 10,000 images tagged ‘dog’ or ‘cat’ from Flickr.