We all know what death row is. As much as it hurts to realize, they exist in animal shelters all over the country. If a shelter is a "kill-shelter," there are certain time and/or space limits that force them to put animals on the TBD (To be Destroyed) list. If the animal is sick, old, injured, etc they are almost guaranteed a spot on that list. If you are feeling extreme outrage and frustration at this system, welcome to the club and keep reading.
Out of darkness comes light, or whatever that cliche saying is, right? I want to point out 2 efforts being made to save these dogs whose lives most definitely depend on it. First up, Pet Pardons. Right now this is a Facebook app and they have over 600,000 members! Pet Pardons posts pictures of animals that are in danger of being euthanized. By clicking on the “Advocate” button, the pet’s picture shows up on your Facebook wall, where hopefully your family and friends will see it and share it on their walls. The hope is that the more publicity the animal gets, the better the chances are that someone interested in rescuing will see them. Social networking is huge in saving animals and this site is leveraging that in the smartest way. And, if you know of a pet that’s in a high kill shelter you can also post the information onto Pet Pardons’ wall.
Here's a typical post from Pet Pardons: