Friday, October 28, 2011
This and That...
Our adoptions have skyrocketed this month and have reached the point where we have had *almost* as many adoptions as we had when we were in the Petsmart adoption centre. Lots of bonded pairs have been adopted this month and I couldn't be more thrilled.
We've had a huge number of "owner surrender" calls this month too. I'm assuming it's because the local Humane Society has had an outbreak of ringworm and they aren't taking in any owner/surrender cats. The stories these people tell in order to dump their cats completely piss me off. The latest owner/surrender call was from a woman with a cat who told me quite seriously, "My 8 year old daughter won't leave the cat alone, and I'm afraid she'll get scratched." I politely asked the woman if her daughter was mentally disabled. She said that she wasn't, but still kept pestering the cat who was getting more and more upset.
People this stupid shouldn't have pets....or children.
I've been anxious to rescue out of the shelter again. We put things on hold for a while as there had been possible Distemper in one of the rooms. By the look of the shelter's Petfinder site, it appears they killed a lot of cats to reduce the possibility of contamination in the other rooms. It's all upsetting. I think we're ready to get back there and start rescuing again, but need to move forward with caution.
This morning, a friend sent me an email that said "Help the Horses!" with a clickable link. Of course, I love horses and helping them is something that I would do if I can. The link opened a window that showed some asshole slaughtering defenseless horses for meat. They're being shot repeatedly, but the horses aren't dead and are struggling to get up. My God, please don't send me this stuff or give me some warning. I can't undo what I saw.
I was a vegetarian for a number of years and loved it. I went back to eating meat when I realized I was doing a crummy job balancing proteins, iron, etc and got really sick. I've started the process of eliminating meat from my diet again. This link about the horses was a sad reminder of what we do to our animals, but I'll never judge those that do eat meat.
As you can see, the title of today's blog post is aptly named. :)