It occurred to me this afternoon that we're at the end of May and the shelter is still on a two day per week euthanasia calendar. Usually by this time, they're bringing in the vet 3 days per week. I suppose they'll eventually get there, but every week that goes by where the vet only comes 2 days per week feels like some kind of warped victory. Maybe residents of the city are getting the message.
I've actually received some "hate comments" over my recent blog post about a petition circulating through the rescue world regarding the shelter where I rescue. The amusing part is that these ladies pushed the wrong damn button, so their "anonymous" email wasn't really anonymous and I was given their names and email address. The comments were far from lady-like. Shame on you, ladies. Honestly.
These folks love animals the way I do - no doubt about it. But they don't have the correct information and are going through an awful lot of work. I think it's best I stay out of it completely. As a registered Canadian Charity, I'm not allowed to be publically involved in politics like this, and I can't put my name on something that is so general: "Stop the killing at *** Animal Control". or "Stop the brutality". NOBODY wants to see the animals euthanized. Good grief...they're posting pictures of cats that came into the shelter injured and trying to suggest that staff at the shelter allowed them to suffer. Ridiculous.
Start a petition on allowing adoptions at this shelter!....Now that's something I could support depending on how it's written and who wrote it. If you haven't visited the shelter, been to a city counsel meeting, or spoken with the kind shelter manager, don't bother me with it.
There. I said my peace. Any hate mail, please be sure you push the correct damn button - I don't want to know who you are. But I do wish you all the best in making the changes you wish to see. I hope they all come to fruition.
Remember: We all just want to save some cats. Rock on, ladies - but be nice.