Thursday, July 19, 2012

July Sucks

I was comparing spreadsheets on July's adoptions from 2011 to 2012. I had been really alarmed by our pitiful adoptions, but found that we're right on target for July.  July is a slow, sad, adoption month.  They're killing cats at the "high kill" shelter because there are too many and it's overcrowded. 

July sucks. 

Because I'm (still) trying to sell our house, I've been hesitant to take any new foster cats to my home.  I can barely handle what I already have going on.  It's too painful to look at the High Kill Shelter's Website and see all the cats I can't save right now.  We're still rescuing from there, but *I* personally, can't take anybody and there are some "Turner Tabby" sweeties that are making me feel as if I'm the one pushing the syringe into their veins:

There are so many sad little souls that will die tomorrow morning when the vet arrives.  I guess this happens in shelters all over the place.  But at least the other shelters have adoptions - the nice, healthy cats have a chance. 

I guess this is just another one of *those* blog posts.  I'm looking forward to the end of summer.  Hell, I'm looking forward to moving so that I can foster somebody that needs me.  For now?  I'm muddling through July and praying for those who never had a chance to know what it's like to be loved.


Caroline said...

Here's hoping the other rescues can increase their numbers.

Caroline said...

Gweez. there are at least 7 declawed cats too including a Himalayan.