|shel·ter (shltr) n.
2. The state of being covered or protected.
v. shel·tered, shel·ter·ing, shel·ters
1. To provide cover or protection for.
2. To invest (income) to protect it from taxation.
To take cover; find refuge.
[Perhaps from Middle English sheltron, tight battle formation, from Old English scildtruma : scield, shield; see shield + truma, troop; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]
I took from the suggested ‘origin of definition’ paragraph ‘tight battle formation‘, a message. My interpretation (for those that care and feel the need to make a difference); ‘We must work together. We must communicate with each other and protect our animals’.
I jokingly say to my dogs ‘I could gobble you up’, all the time. I don’t mean that literally, obviously. Although, apparently not so obvious to some. Perhaps it’s because I’m vegan that I cannot grasp the concept of cooking and eating a domestic animal. That in itself distubs me, let alone the methods used!
Saved from the pot: Hundreds of dogs rescued by animal activists in China as they are about to be killed for food
The dogs were being transported behind cages on a truck when they were spotted near Beijing – and an online call for help rescuing them was put out.
Sadly, these dogs in China were not so fortunate;
Please sign this petition;