The streets of New York are full of restaurants, bars, skyscrapers and..dogs! Anyone who’s lived or visited New York would know this is a city full of canines and the people who love them. But where did all these dogs come from? This week on Pulse our host and card-carrying dog owner Jess Westberg examines the paradox: while shelters are full of unwanted animals, there’s also an extremely high demand for pure-bred dogs in boutique pet stores. To get a handle on the issue, Westberg talks to pet-store owners, a full-time Animal Rescuer and an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) spokesperson. Should you adopt a dog or buy one? Watch and decide for yourself.
Featured songs: “The World is Going up in Flames” by Charles Bradley and “The Traitor” by The Menahan Street Band. All images from Jess Westberg or Wikimedia Commons.
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