Treat Like Children

By Christina, age 16, Louisiana
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

As most of the world may know, ASPCA stands for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Upon seeing their commercial featuring Sarah McLachlan my heart crushed immediately at the sight of the images displayed. Having seven cats, one dachshund, and a recently deceased mixed-breed, animal cruelty is something I am dead set against.

I lost my best dog Taz in October of this year to the horrors of animal cruelty, and countless others in the past as well. I believe that no person or animal should be subjected to such inhumane treatment. The pitiful thing is that it's often said that you can tell the way a person is by how they treat their pet. If they're treated in ways one would not treat a child, then personally I would worry.

I believe that with persistence and will anything is possible. I urge you in this short article to check out the ASPCA website, or call (888) 365-2772, to either speak with someone or to donate a small or generous gift. I also ask that you treat our furry friends as you would a child. They are our gifts, our best friends, our confidants, our listeners, our children, and our privilege. Life is a privilege. Whether you walk on two legs or four, don't let them take that away.

What did you think about this article? Tell us!

First Name:
Email or MySpace:

Sweet Advice
Reader Feedback

February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

Sweet Designs Magazine
The Magazine You Can Write For
The Voice of a New Generation


Your Ad Here