Euthanasia can be performed by a veterinary doctor under the authority of the client, however, the vet can also suggest euthanasia depending on his or her diagnosis and prognosis.
Many animal shelters perform euthanasia so as to reduce the population of the shelter animals especially the ones that are not rehormed. It is a difficult decision that weighs heavy on the heart of any animal lover.
Companion animals are at the top of the list when it comes to euthanasia, especially in shelters.
What can be done to reduce this?
People need to be aware of methods of controlling the population of these animals. Neutering and spaying of animals will greatly reduce the population of homeless animals, consequently reducing the number of animals that need to be euthanised.
Let us all play our role in making the world a better place.