William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – Good Boy, Jorge
September 22, 2010 by William K. Wolfrum
Good boy, Jorge. Go play.
A couple weeks ago, a very sick little street dog showed up in front of my house. He was sweet and always would follow me when I would check on him, despite terrible tremors in his back legs. I couldn’t let him die there, so I took him to the vet. He had a terrible virus, and they started treating him. For a few days, he seemed to be improving, but he started to fade and the virus returned. This morning it was time for his struggles and suffering to end.
His name, ever-so briefly, was Jorge. He was one of millions of street dogs here in Brazil. And the U.S. has its own pet overpopulation problem that has only been exacerbated by the economic crisis. There are more and more Lost Dogs and cats in America. There are more healthy dogs and cats being euthanized for lack of a caretaker.
Please, now more than ever, spay and neuter your pets.
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