I found these pictures floating around on the web and had to share them. I grew up with a dog who was abandoned and dropped off at a shelter. He had many problems, so much so that it is highly doubtful that another family would have taken him in. He would have been euthanized.
I have also grown up with a dog that was not adopted out of a shelter, and I feel that animals who are taken away from crummy, heartbreaking circumstances display a higher ‘frequency’ of love based alone on their previous experiences. That being said, animals who are not adopted out of a shelter also (obviously) display a great deal of love and appreciation, but that’s just based on my experiences with them.
Animals, especially those commonly found in shelters, are all different. Each has its own unique personality but all of them are extremely emotional, intelligent, and full of great potential. We have so much to learn from them, and one common theme here at Collective Evolution is to speak for them as much as we can. They are special souls without a voice, so it’s our responsibility to be that voice for them. The way we treat animals on this planet is truly heart-breaking and one aspect out of many we need to change if we are to move forward and change our world for the better.
So if you are thinking about adding a new addition to your family, please consider adopting from a shelter. One choice can change one being’s life forever, as well as yours, and it might be one of the greatest decisions you ever make.
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