This video contains graphic images. This video is a story about the life of a dog. A story very similar to the millions of stories that are told every day. The point, if you are going to adopt a pet, you adopt a pet for life. If you cannot support a companion through life, do not adopt a pet. If you are looking for a pet, do not buy a pet, adopt.
From the Author:
The author of this article, Mr Jim Willis of Grand Rapids, Michigan, took out a $7000 full page add in a newspaper. He advised that anyone is welcome to distribute the essay for non-commercial purpose, as long as it is properly attributed with the copyright notice.
A note from the Author.
If How Could You? brought tears to your eyes as you read it, as it did to mine as I wrote it, it is because the composite story of millions of formerly owned pets who die each year in American and Canadian animal shelters.
Please use the essay to help educate, on your websites, in newsletters, on animal shelters and vet office bulletin boards. Tell the public that the decision to add a pet to the family is an important one for life, that animals deserve our love and sensible care, that finding another appropriate home for your animal is your responsibility and any local humane society or animal welfare league can offer you good advice, and that all life is precious. Please do your part to stop the killing, and encourage all spay and neuter campaigns in order to prevent unwanted animals.
The instrumentals from the video, “Afterglow” and “In Another Life” can be downloaded for free. Just follow the links shown in the info section of my albatross videos. Please forward the link to this video to others. There is a profound message here that needs to be told.