I came across this video (it references Australia, but the video was taken in the U.S.). It is extremely hard to watch and depicts how dogs and cats are routinely killed at U.S. shelters (and this is more humane than most.) It also shows the pain of daily life as a euth. technician and reminds us- it is not their fault- its OURs.
The only thing that makes looking at the remains of the dogs in this video seem a little tiny bit more humane is that these animals finally no longer can feel pain. Thank goodness they are no longer hungry or beaten by irresponsible owners. It is disgraceful that this is really the best we can do by the animals we claim to love and care for.
What are we going to do about it?
See the article & video about Overpopulation.
Spay and Neuter.
Ban puppy mills and back yard breeders.
Rescue from a shelter.
Love your dog with all your heart.