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A Place to Call Home

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Have you ever seen a stray dog or cat wandering the streets? They look skinny and sad, their bones protruding from lusterless skin. If they’re lucky, they’ll end up being cared for in an animal shelter.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Once, strays were caught by a dogcatcher and taken to “the pound,” an enclosure where animals were kept until their owners came to claim them. If no one came, they were sold. Today, as people have become more caring about animals, they aren’t called strays anymore, but “homeless animals.” The dogcatchers are now “animal control officers,” and the pound is now called a shelter. In the shelters, homeless animals are cared for until (hopefully) someone adopts them.



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