All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize.
This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.
On the first day of January, the shelter had to see:
Twelve Russells running
Eleven Pointers pointing
Ten Border Collies
Nine Maltese prancing
Eight Maine Coons mewing
Seven Poms a-brimming
Four Australian Shepherds
Three drenched hounds
Two fertile Pugs
And a Rhode-Ridge and a Brittany
...and that's just one day!
An animal's life is a gift that should never be wrapped in ribbons and bows.
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