Saturday was a terrific day for adoptions. It wasn't too busy and it wasn't too slow...just a nice steady stream of really terrific people that came out to adopt some cats. Sadly, none of our bigger kittens or adults were adopted. I think it was a little slower than usual because another rescue was at a Petsmart nearby offering adoption fees at almost half of what ours is. It's ok...business is business...and their cats need homes too.
I was looking at the Facebook page that is advocating for a change at the high-kill shelter. I've called them "The Crazy Protesters", but I'm feeling as if they aren't quite as over-the-top anymore. Of course, there is one or two that I find frustrating to say the least, but they're looking more organized and less "kooky". I respect that they are moving forward to try to make a difference.
I was sad to read that somebody posted about a found cat in the area of the shelter and one of the women told her "Whatever you do, don't take the cat to the shelter - they'll kill it!"
Despite all the problems that this shelter has, they DO reunite owners and their pets! How awful that somebody could be looking for their cat and were told not to take it to the shelter. Hopefully, they filed a "found cat" report anyway.
I've been spending a lot more time reading about the no-kill movement. I'm not ready to offer an opinion, but anything that involves NOT killing animals deserves our attention. It's great to see "kill" shelters becoming "no kill" shelters. I always chuckle when I read their stats that indicate that some of these shelters get 100 strays per month or per year. The big shelter that we've rescued from would be THRILLED with those stats. In the summer, it's not unusual to get 100 cats in their shelter in a matter of a few days.
Bah....I'm not getting into THAT controversy today. I'm still on the fence with my opinion.
Here's an incredible thing: I just received THE SEVENTH call about a cat going into heat AFTER she has been spayed. That STUPID, WRECKLESS, NEGLIGENT vet who has performed these "spay" surgeries has cost our rescue thousands of $$'s in redoing spay surgeries. It's all so sad that these cats have to go back and be spayed again. Each time our vet is finding ovaries intact. The vet who is performing these negligent surgeries and charging us needs to have his licence reviewed - to put it mildly. We only used this vet for about 1 month last year before we realized he was a butcher. But we're still getting these calls. I wish I had the time to really go after this guy, but I don't.
Aren't I a basket of happiness today? :)