When a dog is brought to a high-kill shelter, they face an inevitable fate. Most are not adopted. Dog shelters are a scary place. They are loud with the constant barks and heartbreaking cries of scared dogs. These canines are forced to remain caged and sleep on concrete floors.
Thankfully rescue groups and no-kill shelters are on call to help. They have volunteers who scour the internet for dogs they can save. They make constant phone calls to inquire about potential lives they can change. And even some kill shelter volunteers reach out to them hoping to save lives.
Texas is one state that has an abundance of kill-shelters that are overrun and overcrowded. They will euthanize the most unhealthy, unadoptable first to make room for more dogs. You cannot imagine how many dogs pass through their doors. It would break your heart over and over again.