A heartbroken animal welfare advocate has a warning for dog lovers – don’t come to Houston. Why? The Texas city has a dreadful stray dog problem which will break your heart.
Laura Jean titles her Facebook post, #ThisisHouston and writes:
Houston is where you see strays dead in the street from being attacked by other dogs. Where you see a momma and her puppies at a Family Dollar just waiting for nothing because nobody will pick them up. Where people dump puppies in a box in woods with 90 degree heat and they die; suffering. Houston is where dogs are laying in the street or on the curb and cars pass by and don’t even glance at them
Pet overpopulation out of control
She outlines the overwhelming pet overpopulation issue that is resulting in countless deaths each year:
We are the 4th largest city in the United States. Houston and surrounding areas have 5-6 MILLION people. These pictures reflect what’s “normal” to see. You can drive down one street and easily see 10-20 strays/loose dogs. Our shelters have 300-600 animals daily and euthanasia lists sometimes for 100 animals. Healthy dogs DIE EVERY DAY FOR SPACE
The warning to dog lovers
And the warning…for those who will certainly suffer a broken heart if they visit in person:
If you have a love for dogs, don’t come here. Don’t even come visit. Because what you see will break your heart and our mayor doesn’t care. Rescuers have no support from the people who can put a stop to this. Mayor Sylvester Turner, I am so glad you are proud of your city!
RIP to all the animals who die senselessly. I am so sorry you were born in Houston 💔
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