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Dog breeding
By Margaret Cloud


April 05, 2007
Thursday PM

When I posted my comments about dog breeding it was partially in response to what someone else had posted. The person who made that post called me and we had a very civil conversation. I explained why I believe as I do and told the person that I believe that it would be wrong for her to breed her dog. That was the end of it.

Now there are people, both locally and out of area, commenting about my post. Some of the comments have nothing to do with dog reproduction, such as teaching children to read which I know is the job of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District.

Bottom line - there are millions of dogs, 25% are pure bred, killed in pounds and shelters across the US. Dog breeding is a profit making business. There are more dogs being born every day than homes available. If anyone is looking for a dog to adopt, please check the local animal shelter, contact the Ketchikan Humane Society, or check on

If anyone is interested, the statistics on the number of dogs and cats taken in, adopted, and killed can also be found on the Animal Protection site. In March 21 cats came in and 5 were adopted and 27 dogs came in and 2 were adopted. 14 cats and 14 dogs were killed due to being unadoptable (injured or aggressive/feral).

By the way, I am not a "dog lover." I just happen to have four dogs because they were all abandoned. I never wanted any of them. I am just taking care of people's bad behaviors.

Margaret Cloud
Ketchikan, AK

Received April 05, 2007 - Published April 05, 2007




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