Persuasive Speech Essay

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PERSUASIVE SPEECH

“It’s that sad animal shelter commercial again, change the channel!”
How many of you have said this before? I have. This used to be my initial reaction almost every time ads of animal adoption agencies came on TV. This is also probably the general reaction of most viewers when presented with such sad images. We all prefer to watch those funny videos of dogs standing on two legs or cats wearing silly outfits. And of course that’s fine; we all need a little entertainment from time to time. But knowing where these great companions of humans come from or where they may ultimately end up could surprise you.

Loving pets of all sizes and shapes are waiting in animal shelters, hoping to find a permanent home.
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You also get literature on caring for your new pet, plus support and guidance from shelter staff if you have questions. • Shelter pets make wonderful companions. Some have never had a home, others were abandoned or surrendered by their previous owners. Some are the victims of divorce, illness, allergies, a new baby, inexperienced owners, a move that didn't include them, and many other reasons. But most shelter pets are loving animals who are grateful to have a second chance at a happy life. They can and do bond with their new owners, and become the most devoted and loving of family pets. • You save a life, and do your part in combatting pet overpopulation.
A sad fact of life is that there are far too many homeless pets than there are loving homes to care for them. When you adopt from a shelter, you save a life and free up a cage for another needy animal waiting to be adopted. Your money goes towards running the shelter, pet education, and spay/neuter surgery. All of this, and you gain a loving companion too!
I rescused my cat Luna two years ago from a man selling kittens on craigslist. When I picked her up I took her to the vet the next day and they told me she was malnourished, infested with fleas and needed multiple shots. I spent my entire paycheck on her so I could save her life. It was heartbreaking to know someone could sell animals they
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