1. The Quality of Life Scale

    You should honestly and objectively rate your animal’s quality of Life on a scale for the following seven criteria—Hurt, Hunger, Hydration, Hygiene, Happiness, Mobility, and More Good Days than Bad Days.

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  2. Euthanasia Process

    Arriving at the decision to euthanize a pet is a difficult and complicated process. If you have come to that decision or are contemplating the possibility, there are some things you should know.

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  3. Smokey the Pitbull

    This is a horrible story, but it is one of my favorites because it has a very happy ending. It is a story of a sweet, forgiving, beautiful boy named Smokey with an old soul and a brave heart…

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  4. Demodex and Puppies

    The picture above is either Tank or Tucker (they pretty much looked exactly alike at this point) and was taken right after they were rescued from the animal shelter by a local rescue organization called ”Its the Pits”. The puppies were just 8 weeks old when they were scheduled to be euthanized because of their skin condition—an absolutely treatable disease with the proper medication and time. Unfortunately, in a shelter setting—where there are always too many animals and too litter space—time is a luxury that cannot be easily granted.

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