MySweetCharity loves critters. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, welcome to the MySweetCharity universe! But like two-legged animals, all dogs aren’t lovable. Sure, there’s the debate that their perfections/imperfections are due to genetics and/or owners, but until dogs can drive cars and fill out IRS forms, they are still subservient to humans.
Over the past few days, a deadly situation took place where a woman was viciously attacked and killed by a pack of dogs. These animals will no doubt pay the price for their crime and their human owners will be charged for allowing this dangerous condition to exist.
But that’s not the answer. And neither is blaming Dallas Animal Services. This problem is one that continues to divide this community. The occasional stray dogs in parts of the city are snatched up immediately and returned to their grateful owners, thanks to microchips.
In other parts of town, litters are born and blown off to survive according to the age-old rule of survival of the fittest. These creatures know no hugs, no healthcare, no tags. They are turned out and revert to their basic animal instincts because their owners allowed them to be born.
The answer is not massive euthanasia at the hands of the DAS staffers. The long-term solution is to prevent their being born thanks to humans being responsible and not channeling their own primal urges.
When Dallas puts an full-court press in irresponsible areas of the community and enforces the rules and regulations, the atrocities will subside. But this will only happen when constituents stop looking at this problem as a “cute puppy” issue and address it as the critical health and crime problem it is.