They wander the streets looking for scraps to survive. They’re sick, malnourished, ill-treated, chained up with no food, water or protection from the elements. They’re abused in puppy mills. They’re victims of gambling in illegal dog-fighting and dog-racing syndicates. Abandoned, lost, thrown out like garbage, buried alive, burnt, starving, emaciated ... These are the forgotten souls of God’s creation.
And then there are the fortunate few that find themselves in shelters. Sadly, some shelters also mete out a measure of abuse, but for the most part, shelter owners are ordinary individuals or organisations trying to make a difference by providing shelter, food, water and medical care—the basic needs of any living being—to those who have been forgotten.