Part of the Second Chance Humane Society’s community education program focuses on promoting responsible parenting for pets, a short sentence with big implications. Responsible pet parenting involves a wide range of actions and decisions, most of which cannot be made by pets themselves. Kind of like human children.
Second Chance here does not take on the duty of discipline on the podium, but rather offers education and encouragement to help pet parents make the best choices for themselves, their animals and their larger communities. Second Chance is committed to maintaining our communities as wonderful places for pets and to be a parent of pets, a win-win situation for all.
There are basic parenting responsibilities for pets, such as providing us with proper nutrition, well-being and medical care, proper and regular socialization and exercise, and proper training to be pets. well behaved and safe in public. But responsible pet parenting goes beyond the basics.
It’s also about taking on the role of pet ambassadors and promoting pets in a positive light to those who don’t have pets in their life and who may even be sick to their feet. comfortable with animals. This “ambassador” approach will support a society that more fully integrates pets into daily life, enabling those who do not have them to be more tolerant and tolerant of animals, especially those who behave well, rather. than to consider them as a nuisance.
From this point of view, it is important not to turn people away from pets. This is where it becomes very important to take extra care by following basic responsibilities such as picking up your pet’s litter, not letting animals jump on people, and keeping pets on a leash in areas where it does. is necessary.
Responsible pet parenting considers the concept that public spaces where pets are allowed is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, pet parents who ignore leash regulations in the few public leash restricted spaces that exist in our pet-friendly communities (citing various reasons as being their dog’s right, or that their dogs behave better off leash etc.) are potentially threatening. tolerance of the general community towards dogs in public places.
If you diligently object to your dog’s leash, I encourage you not to take your dog to public areas where the leash is restricted. There are plenty of trails and open spaces in this area where well behaved dogs can exercise off the leash.
In a perfect world, all humans and dogs coexist harmoniously, until such perfection is achieved, please accept your responsibilities as a parent of animals and try to improve the relationship between humans and animals. rather than contributing to any discord. Ultimately, this approach will reduce homeless animal problems and animals like me (my name is Loki by the way) will be in more demand, thus spending less time at the shelter and more time with the families we belong to. .
At just under two years old, I’m a nice mix of bullies. Although being homeless really stinks, I am happy to be alive and willingly share my enthusiasm for the simple pleasures of life with whoever wants to. Because intimidating races are often misunderstood, I seek a home where people will understand my race. I like long walks and relax with my people, waiting for my only special person or family. Come meet me today!
The Second Chance Humane Society Animal Resource Center and Thrift Stores have served San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties for 27 years. Call 970-626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn more about adopting a homeless pet, or our emergency response, community medicine, spay / neuter services , volunteering or other services. Consult our shelter animals and our services online at adoptmountainpets.org.