Very few animals who enter the shelter system come out alive; instead, a high proportion are euthanized, often in horrific gas chambers, in spite of volunteer networks scurrying to place adoptable shelter dogs in homes before their short time runs out.
It's a long-standing media tradition, and not just among the BHLM ("bleeding-heart-liberal-media") to mark Thanksgiving by paying some attention -- be it sincere or merely dutiful -- to those citizens who clearly don't have a lot to be thankful for.
Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.
Memorial Day barbecues are being planned as we prepare to remember the millions of veterans who have served our nation, protecting and defending those less fortunate as well as our way of life. For some of these veterans, the idea of a backyard barbecue is far from their reality.
Of course, no remote-controlled toy can take the place of the love, security and permanency of a forever home. Hopefully, this remote-controlled device can play a role in helping more homeless kitties find adoptive families.