Corey Lee Wrenn
It is a common misconception that we must kill dogs and cats for want of homes. We think it’s common sense: Lots of animals, not enough homes, some (millions) must die. Of course, this is what we’re told, and few of us have thought to actually look into the facts behind that story.
In actuality, there are enough homes. It is usually bureaucracy and resistance to change that maintain the myth that animals must die. For those shelters across the country that are stuck in the rut of euthanasia, staff and volunteer resources are squandered on fund-raising and grant-writing instead of adoption.
Wrenn is a professor of sociology. She lives in Alleghany County.