The free Animal T-shirts Emporium newsletter is coming
soon featuring animal news, features and trivia from
around the world. Stay turned for more details.
Since we're in the process of creating this animal
newsletter, we're asking that you send in suggestions
of the kinds of materials you would like to see in the
animal newsletter. Right now some of the topics we will
be exploring are:
- Pet care
- Animal photography
- Animal causes
- Show off your pet
- Bring your pet to work day
- Endangered species
- Animal medicine
- Traveling with pets
- Developing a pet sitting network
- Responsible hiking
- Celebrity pets
- Animal legislation
A sample of a story that may appear in the newsletter
may be something like this:
Crisis in Companion Animal Overpopulation
In the United States, each year 27 million cats and
dogs are born and 5 to 8 million of these become euthanized
because of lack of homes. The simple, but not so simple
solution is to curtail the number of births every year.
Spaying and neutering cats
and dogs would result in
fewer animals temporarily housed in our overcrowded
shelters. Hundreds of thousands of cats and dogs become
euthanized by these shelters every month.
The main problems lay with three different groups:
irresponsible caretakers, backyard breeders and puppy
mills. Irresponsible caretakers for a variety of reasons
refuse or are afraid to have their pets spayed or neutered.
Some lack the financial resources to do so.
Backyard breeders contribute to the problem when they
cannot sell their animals to the pet stores and other
outlets. It is estimated the 20 - 25 percent of the
animals at the pound are purebred animals.
Puppy mills symbolize a more commercialized version
of the backyard breeder, in that puppies are bred almost
in assembly line fashion and dogs are considered to
be nothing more than products. Many of these animals
are prone to disease because of the deplorable conditions
they're forced to live in … (to be continued)
Exploring news and trivia around pets and animals will
be the keystone to this newsletter.
If you have some topics you would like to see explored
in upcoming issues of the animal newsletter, send those
suggestions in through our Contact Us page.