PSA: care for your pets during the cold

By Rosanna Aguilera
On September 28, 2018

One thing I love so much is dogs. I am a major dog lover.

I have a one year old pup; his name is Ollie and he is a black short-haired Chihuahua.

I literally fall in love with any dog I see, big or small.

I have a huge soft spot for any animal. One thing I cannot stand to see is animal abuse.

I don’t understand why people enjoy abusing animals. Even more, I don’t understand why people get pets and don’t care for them.

If you leave your dog outside on a leash all day, I judge you.

I understand that some animals are "outside pets," but they still deserve to be played with and given attention.

I wish I could save all of the animals out of every shelter because in my eyes, every animal should be treated with love and affection.

It breaks my heart knowing that there are dogs and cats roaming the streets at night with no beds to warm them.

With all the flooding going on, I just want to give a friendly reminder for everyone to watch your pets.

I have been seeing videos of abandoned dogs floating down the street because their families left them, which puzzles me.

If there was a flood and I had to evacuate my home, my dog would be the first thing on my list to take with me.

Also, it is about to start getting very cold. Bring your pets inside.

If you care so much about them getting your carpet or couch dirty to the point where you just let them freeze outside, then you don’t need to have a pet.

They are not just animals. I cannot stress this enough.

I believe all animals have feelings just like humans do; you may disagree with me, which is fine.

However, they do have senses. They know when they are cold. They know when they are in danger or about to drown.

If you see a stray animal, take it home. You don’t have to keep it, but at least take it to a shelter.

Please take care of your pets. They have feelings too.

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