You should be glad you don't live in my town!!!! It's a pretty small town and the local shelter puts pictures up of all the animals that need homes and how wonderful they are. They also play the saddest song that makes you feel terrible you don't go and take them all home!!!!
The WSPCA has a commercial on the Discovery Times channel that is really heartbreaking also. They have abandoned dogs and baby chimps orphaned because their parents were killed for bush meat. At the end they have a donkey with something wrong with a front leg and he is hobbling along on three legs. For some reason that donkey at the end really gets to me every time I see it.
They have on this one a little fluffy dog with an eye missing and this boxer looking up from inside his cage. I think I'd be ok watching it any other time but since it's around that time of the month I'm a tad more emotional than usual.
What about my siggy boy? Older, no one wanted him. Then he contracts ringworm, becomes contagious? He would have died the next morning if I had not taken him home.
It's a fact of life....but should it be?
You may cry watching those commercials, try volunteering once. Live those commercials, it can be a different world. Yet, at the same time, it's one of the most rewarding things I can do. I cannot tell you how many times I've driven home bawling.
I would love to volunteer but sadly the shelters here are all located at least an hour away from me. I'd prolly end up bring them all home. Might be a problem considering we only live in a two bedroom apartment.